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montana Cites Rural Nature in Rationale for Declining NCLB Waivers

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. montana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced on December 7, 2011, that the state would not apply for a waiver to several provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law (NCLB). Among the reasons Juneau gave were the costs to the state of implementing waiver requirements, the possibility that Congress could overturn NCLB and/or the waiver provisions, other reform ...
Date: 2011-12-30

montana Considers Draconian Cuts

...any in Wisconsin see the budget-cutting options as violating a court ruling on school finance. The montana Legislative Services Fiscal Division (LFD) has recommended that the state’s share of education funding be reduced to 30% and that local property taxes be raised by two-thirds. Other proposed cuts included the consolidation of very small districts, cutting funding for dropout prevention, and reducing full-day kindergarten to half-day. montana School Board Association delegates review...
Date: 2010-07-23

montana Court Denies Relief

...equire free registration for access. In December, District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock ruled that montana plaintiff districts are not entitled to more of the court's help in securing needed funding for their schools. Columbia Falls plaintiffs had returned to court last spring to ask that the state be forced to comply with a 2004 ruling that ordered the state to design and fund a "basic system of free, quality" schools. The state responded that school funding has risen and, therefore...
Date: 2009-01-02

montana in Fight Over School Funding Shifts

...are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. After montana schools braced for deep cuts that could include eliminating teaching positions and money for full-day kindergarten, Governor Brian Schweitzer has proposed a budget that includes both tax cuts and increases to education funding. Schweitzer’s budget proposal, released earlier this month, also includes a controversial change in the distribution of oil and gas tax revenues across the sta...
Date: 2010-12-21

montana Rural District Coalition Secures Additional Funding for Schools

...nks are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The montana Quality Education Coalition (MQEC) successfully negotiated a settlement with the State of montana in a recent lawsuit that alleged that the state illegally cut funding from school districts. MCEC ended the lawsuit after reaching an agreement with the state attorney general’s office that will ensure that funding for districts will be adjusted upward by the full 2.43% inflationary fac...
Date: 2012-04-28

New Finance Lawsuit in montana

...nks are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The montana Quality Education Coalition (MQEC) is going back to court to try to rescue $8 million in school funding that they allege was illegally cut from the state’s education budget this year. Schools in montana are guaranteed to receive an inflationary increase in state funds. The main biennial school-funding bill passed by the legislature this year included a 1% increase for this year and 2...
Date: 2011-10-27

Wyoming Attracts montana Teachers

...This article appeared in the October 2008 Rural Policy Matters More than 400 montana teachers have moved in recent years to Wyoming to teach, according to a report in montana’s Great Falls Tribune. The reason is basic: money. Wyoming has boosted funding for K-12 education dramatically, and now spends nearly three times as much per pupil as montana. A federal mineral tax on coal mining, which dedicates over one-third of the revenue to Wyoming schools, is a major reason. About three-fourths...
Date: 2008-10-10

2008 State Election Update: A Sampler

...e aid if they fail to enter into consolidation plans under the controversial law passed last year. montana. Republicans gained narrow control of the State Senate and picked up some House seats, which may end up evenly split between the parties when two recounts are done. Advocates for improved funding for small and rural schools are cautiously optimistic that their return to court in September may add pressure on the new legislature to improve the funding system. Democratic Governor Brian Schwe...
Date: 2008-11-06

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

...rdquo; she observes. Joy-Lyn and David McDonald, science teachers at Sidney High School in Sidney, montana, traveled to Japan to study the ancient art of indigo dyeing. The indigo plant produces a blue pigment, and the traditional Japanese process for dyeing with indigo is not only beautiful, but is said to add durability and even insect resistance to fabrics. Joy-Lyn writes that many of the indigo craftsmen are quite elderly and that some historical crafts seem to be dying out in Japan. She a...
Date: 2012-07-27

Economic Bailout Renews Secure Rural Schools Act

...California, Article, Rural Trust Publication, Idaho, montana, Oregon, Washington, School Finance, RPM10-11 This article appeared in the November 2008 Rural Policy Matters. The federal "bailout" bill for the banking industry also renews the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. The Act provides funding to many counties and school districts with national forests, which cannot be taxed to generate local revenue for schools and other essential services. The Act was i...
Date: 2008-11-06

Education Clauses in State Constitutions

...tate constitutional promises, often in response to the standards and testing movement. For example, montana’s constitution calls for its education system to “develop the full educational potential of each person.” Florida’s constitution says its schools should “allow all to obtain a high-quality education.” Other states have reformed their constitutions to include some affirmative requirement on legislatures or other education policymaking bodies. In Oregon, ...
Date: 2008-04-01

Fact and Figures About States Where More Than One-Third of All Students Are Enrolled in Rural Districts

...ents attend school in a rural district in the following states (in ascending order): New Hampshire, montana, Georgia, Iowa, North Dakota, West Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, South Dakota, Alabama, and North Carolina. In addition more than half of all students attend school in a rural district in Mississippi (56.5% of all students); Maine (57.2%), and Vermont (57.5%). Source: Why Rural Matters 2013–2014. Read more from the December 2014 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2014-12-17

Fact and Figures: 16 States With High Rural Student Populations

... West Virginia (37.6%), New Hampshire (35.8%), Arkansas (35.5%), Georgia (34.8%), Iowa (34.3%), and montana (33.9%). (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 August 2012 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2012-08-27

Facts and Figures About Elected Chief State School Officers

...tate Superintendent of Education)? Answer: Fourteen. Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Read more from the December 2008 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2008-12-03

Facts and Figures about Rural Teacher Salaries

...salary: North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Nebraska, montana, Alabama, Idaho, Kansas, and Florida. (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 May 2012 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2012-05-29