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illinois' Economy Spurs Actions on Education Funding

...time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A new school funding lawsuit in illinois claims discrimination against taxpayers based upon where they live. The suit claims that because property values in the state vary so widely, homeowners in property-poor communities are forced to pay higher rates. This is the first lawsuit in illinois brought by taxpayers claiming equal protection violations. The lawsuit defines property-poor districts as those in the bottom one-third of...
Date: 2010-04-29

Why Rural Matters 2011-2012 Released This Month

...ic enrollment more than doubled in 13 states, including West Virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, illinois, Alabama, Kentucky, Alaska, Arizona, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, and Maryland. Poverty: The percentage of rural students living in poverty has risen significantly. Between 1999–2000 and 2008–09 the rate of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch increased by nearly a third to 40% of all rural students. The highest rate of increase was in Arizona, w...
Date: 2012-01-27

A Life-Changing Experience: Global Fellows Travelogue, Part 1

...icies in the United Kingdom. Corinne teaches agriculture at West Prairie High School in Colchester, illinois, and Jose teaches 7th grade social studies at Macomb Junior High in Macomb, illinois. The Galvans kept a blog, www.ourtriptoengland.wordpress.com, with text and videos from their trip. Corinne observes that the UK regulates farming differently than the United States with policies such as “mandatory livestock registration, prohibited use of genetically modified crops, restrictions ...
Date: 2012-07-27

A Life-Changing Experience: Global Fellows Travelogue, Part 2

...he same family for more than 600 years. Meridith Reddick teaches Spanish at Oakland High School in illinois and spent several weeks in Mexico where she attended Spanish-language immersion school in Guanajuato. She notes that the city has experienced a three-year drought and that her host family collected water from their washing machine and showers as well as in buckets on those rare occasions when rain occurs. You can read more about Reddick’s experiences at blog at http://2mexico4theti...
Date: 2012-08-27

All Children are Equal Act (H.R. 2485) to be Considered by the House Education and the Workforce Committee

..., Wisconsin Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California Judy Biggert, illinois Todd Russell Platts, Pennsylvania Joe Wilson, South Carolina Virginia Foxx, North Carolina Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Duncan D. Hunter, California David P. Roe, Tennessee Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania Tim Walberg, Michigan Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee Richard Hanna...
Date: 2011-11-29

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

...or Consolidation Current State Consolidation Proposals and Initiatives, Winter 2006: Arkansas, illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and West Virginia Breaking the Mold: Policies that Support Rural Education Rural Trust's Rural School District Reorganization Standards Introduction Policymakers are giving unprecedented lip service to the importance of data-based decision-making and research-based education reforms. But many ...
Date: 2006-03-06

Congressional Action on Corporal Punishment in Schools

...t” that aims to eliminate the use of corporal punishment in schools. Congressman Phil Hare of illinois is also a co-sponsor of this legislation. Corporal punishment remains legal in 20 states and, according to US Department of Education data, is disproportionately used against African-American students and students with disabilities, often with devastating results for the students. (See RPM coverage of this issue at www.ruraledu.org/articles.php?id=1968) Rep. McCarthy held a hearing...
Date: 2010-08-26

Districts Headed by African-American Superintendents Lose Funding to Number-Weighting

...lmost $2.0 million lost), Springfield, Massachusetts (about $1.8 million lost), and East St. Louis, illinois (over $1.4 million lost) top the list of number weighting victims among African-American-led districts. This story was originally posted on the blog of the Campaign for Formula Fairness. Join the campaign to fix the inequities at www.formulafairness.com. Read more from the August 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2010-08-26

Fact and Figures About States With High Rural Graduation Rates

...h a 93.9% graduation rate and is followed by Connecticut (93.8%), New Jersey (93.3%), Iowa (89.5%), illinois (88.6%), Ohio (87.2%), Pennsylvania (85.8%), South Dakota (85.4%), and Utah (85.0%). (Source: Why Rural Matters, 2009) Read more from the August 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-08-25

Facts and Figures About Instructional Expenditures for Rural Students

...,022), Utah ($4,092), Tennessee ($4,132), Mississippi ($4,168), Florida ($4,186), Alabama ($4,358), illinois ($4,371), Missouri ($4,434), and Colorado ($4,442). Kentucky escapes the under $4,500 crowd with $4,502 in instructional expenses per rural student. (Why Rural Matters, 2009.) Read more from the December 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2010-12-21

Facts and Figures About Rural Students of Color

...lor more than double between 1995-96 and 2004-05? Answer: New Hampshire (165.8%); Iowa (154.7%); illinois (134.9%); Missouri (120.2%); Vermont (119.0%); Pennsylvania (118.4%); Nebraska (118.1%); Maine (107.5%); Kansas (103.8%); Utah (102.8%); Oregon (102.3%); and Indiana (1.2.0%). Read more from the January 2009 Rural Policy Matters.  ...
Date: 2009-01-02

Facts and Figures About States Where at Least Half of the Rural Districts Are Smaller Than the National Rural Median

...co, Maine, Alaska, California, New Hampshire, Oregon, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri, Idaho, Washington, illinois, Massachusetts and Texas. Source: Why Rural Matters 2013–2014. Read more from the November 2014 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2014-11-24

Facts and Figures: States That Spend Less Than $5,000 on Instruction for Each Rural Student

..., Oklahoma ($4,483), Tennessee ($4,518), Mississippi ($4,578), Indiana ($4,808), Colorado ($4,820), illinois ($4,910), Arkansas ($4,915), Florida ($4,962), Ohio ($4,974), and Missouri ($4,996). The national average for rural instructional expenditures is $5,657. (Why Rural Matters, 2011–12. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2008–09.) Read more from the November 2012 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2012-11-26

Global Teacher Fellows Describe the Inspiration Behind the Application

...m is the husband-wife duo of Jose Galvan, a social studies teacher at Macomb Junior High in Macomb, illinois, and Corinne Galvan, an agriculture teacher at West Prairie High School in Sciota, illinois. The couple is heading to Great Britain. Corinne told us, “Since both my husband and I planned to apply for the Fellowship, we wanted to select a location that would reflect both our teaching disciplines — agriculture and history. After much discussion, we felt England would provide the...
Date: 2012-04-28

How i3 Grantees are Successfully Improving Student Achievement in Low-Performing Middle-Grade Schools

...n low-performing middle-grades schools. The four year project began in October 2010 in California, illinois, and North Carolina with 18 schools. To learn more about the project highlights and data findings, click on the link below: Read Schools to Watch Project Fact Sheet (June 2013)...
Date: 2013-10-01