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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...
...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...
...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 ...
...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...
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
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
Policymakers are giving unprecedented lip service to the importance of data-based decision-making and research-based education reforms. But many ...
...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...
...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....
...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....
...,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....
...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.
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...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....
..., 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....
...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...
...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)...
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