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2008 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...Plan Tracy attended the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship Conference in Baltimore, maryland to enhance her classroom curriculum and learn how to inspire students to become business owners. Her Writing a Business Plan curriculum uses software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher to teach students about the importance of owning their own business. Upon completion of this course, each student will have a binder containing a complete business plan which will be ready for su...
Date: 2009-04-03

RPM Special Edition on School Violence:Introduction: Methods and Definitions

...ts under the category of Mass Violence: Newtown, Connecticut (Sandy Hook Elementary) and Baltimore, maryland (Perry Hall High School). In the case of Perry Hall, newspaper accounts suggest the assailant fired randomly in the school cafeteria, injuring one victim before being subdued. In this case the assailant apparently intended and had the potential to claim multiple victims. By contrast, we did not include shootings at Taft Union High School in California or at Price Middle School in Atlanta....
Date: 2013-03-27

Why Rural Matters 2011-2012 Released This Month

...ina, 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, where rural poverty rates more than doubled. Special education: WRM 2011-12 reports data o...
Date: 2012-01-27

Facts and Figures About States With Funding Parity in Rural School Districts

...laware, Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and maryland. It is important to note that many of these states have some of the most poorly funded rural schools in the nation. The fact that there’s not a lot of variation among districts is often because nearly all rural schools lack adequate resources. For more information about “equity,” which provides fairly similar levels of fiscal support targeted to relative levels of stud...
Date: 2011-02-24

Facts and Figures About States With the Largest Organizational Scale of Rural Schools

...otal district enrollment.) Answer: Overall organizational scale is largest in Florida, followed by maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. (Why Rural Matters, 2009. Data source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2006–07.) Read more from the December 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-12-29

Facts and Figures: States That Spend More Than $7,000 on Instruction for Each Rural Student

...), Connecticut ($8,604), Rhode Island ($8,438), New Hampshire ($7,899), Massachusetts ($7,473), and maryland ($7,095). (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 April 2013 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2013-04-12

Finding Ways to Keep Students in School

...rage here.) One new initiative that could prove promising for rural districts is being proposed in maryland, where the state Board of Education will ask districts to come up with their own plan to reduce nonviolent offenses in the next three years and specifically to reduce the number of suspensions of special education and minority students. Read more here. Extrinsic factors can also work to reduce the dropout rate, and one that has been much-discussed lately is increasing the age at which st...
Date: 2012-02-23

High-Poverty Rural Districts Largely Left Out of Race to the Top

...rty rural areas. The second round winners, announced last month, include Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. Together they will receive $3.4 billion. Tennessee and Delaware, first round winners announced in March, won an additional $600 million between them. In general, the winners aren’t very rural and the rural areas within them are not particularly poor. Exceptions are Georgia, North Carolina, and Tenness...
Date: 2010-09-28

Improving Adolescent Reading Will Take More Than Top-Down Technocratic Solutions

...f.   1The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Read more from the April 2009 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2009-05-05

Reducing Exclusionary Discipline in Schools

...r zero tolerance policies and reliance on removing students from school for discipline violations. maryland is considering limiting the amount of time students can be out of school while awaiting a final decision on a long-term suspension. The state’s school board proposed guidelines that would avoid delays in the discipline process. For suspensions longer than 10 days, all investigations, conferences, and decisions about the suspension would have to be finalized within those initial 10 d...
Date: 2011-06-25

Rural Trust Executive Director Appointed to Department of Education's Equity and Excellence Commission

...y 22 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Barnard Auditorium at the Department of Education building at 400 maryland Avenue, SW in Washington, D.C., to discuss the scope of its work, outreach efforts, and the timetable for completion of its report. The members have a wide range of backgrounds in an array of fields including education, business and law and will use their experiences to guide their recommendations: CHRISTOPHER EDLEY – COMMISSION CO-CHAIR: Chris Edley has been dean of University of...
Date: 2011-02-01

Search for Resources by State

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Date: 2009-06-26
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Studies Continue to Show Disparate Discipline

... report includes spreadsheets with extensive state and district level information. Connecticut and maryland are cited as states that have made legal changes in order to reduce suspension and expulsion and implement positive behavior techniques in schools. Losen and Gillespie note that a number of districts have very low rates of suspension, raising the question of what practices make a difference. “Opportunities Suspended” summarizes other studies and theories related to high use o...
Date: 2012-09-26

Why Rural Matters 2005: News Conference Transcript

...hat have large urban populations. 4 contiguous Northeastern states come to the surface immediately: maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio have very large rural populations, but they're demographically overwhelmed by much larger urban populations, and rural student achievement in these states, although not absolutely bad, is not strong given the relatively low barriers to achievement that the rural schools in these states face. These states are underachievers, and it's probably related to a ...
Date: 2005-05-11

Why Rural Matters 2005: The Facts About Rural Education in the 50 States

... Maine State Report (PDF)    maryland State Report (PDF)  maryland News Release (PDF)  Massachusetts State Report (PDF)    Michigan State Report (PDF)  Michigan News Release (PDF)  Minnesota State Report (PDF)    ...
Date: 2005-05-12