Search Result for: Massachusetts


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

... Rubén Hinojosa, Texas Carolyn McCarthy, New York John F. Tierney, massachusetts Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Susan A. Davis, California Raúl M. Grijalva, Arizona Timothy H. Bishop, New York Dave Loebsack, Iowa Mazie Hirono, Hawaii Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania Read more from the November 2011 Rural Pol...
Date: 2011-11-29

Alternative Ways to Achieve Cost Effective Schools

...ve decentralized governance structures. For example, only nine states (Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, Nebraska) scored above the national average in both 8th grade mathematics and 8th grade science on the most recent test. All of these states have highly decentralized governance structures with many small local schools, many locally elected school boards, and many local superintendents. Eliminating districts almost always results in elimin...
Date: 2003-06-01

Discipline of Students with Disabilities

...bility and incarceration of youth, research and prevention information. The first page of this massachusetts Department of Education publication provides a useful flow chart on what federal law requires in the discipline of students with disabilities. The appeal process is different in other states, however. Read more from the January 2009 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2009-01-02

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

...t), Buffalo, New York ($2.1 million lost), Flint, Michigan (almost $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

Do Court Cases Matter?

... Harm Our Children, Hanushek and Linseth looked at cases in Kentucky, New Jersey, Wyoming, and massachusetts, and concluded that, except for massachusetts, the rulings in the cases did not improve student performance Baker and Welner were inspired to revisit these four finance lawsuits after the book was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion for its proposition that increased funding, and specifically judicially-ordered funding, do not improve student achievement. The opinion, autho...
Date: 2010-10-27

Education Funding Reports Grade States and Districts

...fteen states are "flat," with no provisions either way. The report identified New Jersey, massachusetts, and Vermont as notable exceptions to the overall trend. Baker highlights an even more damaging effect. Several aid formulas actually increase funding inequities by allocating more money to the wealthiest districts with the fewest students in need. North Carolina and Texas, two states with very large rural student enrollments, fall into this category. Some states argue that it ...
Date: 2012-06-26

Facts and Figures About State Education Funding Inequality for Rural Districts

...test inequality in per pupil school funding among rural districts?   Answer: Arizona, Idaho, massachusetts, Nebraska, and Ohio have the most inequality in combined state and local revenue per pupil among rural districts (Why Rural Matters, 2007).    Instructional spending per pupil is below the national average in Arizona, Idaho, and Ohio, and above the national average in Nebraska and massachusetts. Much of the variation in funding among districts is due to differences in loc...
Date: 2009-06-25

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

... 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 About States With Lowest State Funding for Rural Schools

...rural education have populations that are largely concentrated in urban areas. These states include massachusetts, which spends 4.1% of its education budget on rural schools, followed by Rhode Island (4.4%), California (5.1%), Nevada (5.1%), Delaware (5.6%), and Utah (6.5%). It should be noted, however, that California actually has a large rural population, but the rural population is a small percentage of the state’s total number of residents. Nevada and Utah have vast areas with very low...
Date: 2011-11-28

Facts and Figures: Comparing Funding Levels for Rural Schools By State

...unding is the most unequal (inequality is higher than the national average) are: California, Texas, massachusetts, Montana, Colorado, New York, Arizona, and Nevada. Read more from the January 2011 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2011-01-24

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

...ey ($8,783), Vermont ($8,651), 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

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

...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 Tennessee. Hawaii...
Date: 2010-09-28

Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant

...K) The New England Network for Personalization and Performance (NETWORK), created by the Plymouth, massachusetts School District and the Center for Secondary School Redesign, Inc. (CSSR), was the focus of the third Rural School and Community Trust webinar in the 2010-2011 Rural School Innovations Webinar Series. Hosted by Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director, Rural School and Community Trust, this webinar was held Wednesday, May 11, 2011. ***Audio and Presentation PDF Now Available!*** N...
Date: 2013-03-25

Leveraging Change: Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas

...and retaining arts teachers, inadequate funding, and lack of supportive policies. A new from the massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Leveraging Change: Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas (107 pages, PDF), finds that promising practices and opportunities for expanding access to arts education included implementing placemaking strategies, creating collaborative rural networks, and using technology to span geographic divides. The report is based on a literature re...
Date: 2017-08-04

North Carolina, Others, Hotly Debate Charter School Rules

...r schools and to require regular schools to include charter students in extracurricular activities. massachusetts increased the number of seats in charter schools. And, Missouri expanded the number of charter schools, but also added new accountability measures.  North Carolina plans could signal big changes to public school structures  Some of the most intense activity has been in North Carolina, where state lawmakers are proposing big changes in the state's public school system ...
Date: 2012-06-26