Search Result for: Oklahoma


oklahoma Ballot Initiative Faces Opposition

...A significant battle is brewing over State Question 744, which will be on the ballot in November in oklahoma. If approved by voters, the resulting constitutional amendment would require oklahoma to increase per-pupil spending to at least the regional average of six surrounding states (Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas). Public school advocates gathered more than 250,000 signatures in order to put 744 on the ballot. The measure would force the state to increase spending...
Date: 2010-07-23

oklahoma Ballot Initiative on School Funding Soundly Defeated

...quire registration or expire over time. Question 744, a ballot initiative that would have required oklahoma to increase its per-pupil spending to a regional average, an increase of about $830 million or $1,300 per pupil, did not garner even 20% of voter support on Election Day. As reported in July RSFN (http://www.ruraledu.org/articles.php?id=2530), the battle for votes on the measure was heated and expensive. The oklahoma Education Association and other education advocates launched the co...
Date: 2010-11-26

oklahoma Funding Battle Heating Up

...sting, but may require registration or expire over time.   The battle over school funding in oklahoma is heating up. After the State Supreme Court threw out a school finance lawsuit in 2007, public school advocates and the oklahoma Education Association collected enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment requiring more state funding for schools on the 2010 ballot.   State Question 744, also known as the HOPE (Helping oklahoma Public Education) initiative, would amend the ...
Date: 2009-10-30

oklahoma Spending Likely to Go to Statewide Ballot

...This appeared in the December 2008 Rural Policy Matters. A group hoping to raise education spending in oklahoma to the regional average has submitted to state officials a petition with 238,000 signatures, about 100,000 more than required, to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2010. Helping oklahoma Public Education (HOPE) led the petition drive for the measure, called State Question 744. oklahoma spends about $6,900 per student, while surrounding states spend an average of $8,30...
Date: 2008-12-03

2008 State Election Update: A Sampler

...port the measure, but the issue is how to come up with the 15% increase in state aid it calls for. oklahoma. Republicans gained control of the Senate for the first time in history and added to the majority they already held in the House. Both parties' leaders credited the presidential race with the Republican gains. Sen. John McCain carried the state two-to-one and President-Elect Barack Obama never campaigned there. One of the issues the Republican controlled legislature will face is school fu...
Date: 2008-11-06

ACE Act Would Ease Title I Inequities

...pport and sponsorship. Its original co-sponsors include Lou Barletta (R-Pennsylvania), Dan Boren (D-oklahoma), G.K. Butterfield (D-North Carolina), Richard Hanna (R-New York), Ruben Hinajosa (D-Texas), Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania), Tom Petri (R-Wisconsin), Todd Russell Platts (R-Pennsylvania), Mike Ross (D-Arkansas), Louise Slaughter (D-New York), and GT Thompson (R-Pennsylvania). The Rural Trust has led the effort to bring Title I inequities to the attention of Congress through its coordination...
Date: 2011-07-29

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

...d by the state. The paper is available at http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/uploads/3475.pdf oklahoma. A bi-partisan group of state legislators have proposed a constitutional amendment that would prevent school district consolidation without the approval of voters in each district affected. If passed by the legislature, the amendment would go to statewide vote. Wyoming. Wyoming has a finance formula that recognizes the strengths and values of small schools and provides funding to pro...
Date: 2006-03-06

Characteristics of a Successful High-Poverty Rural School: A Review

...ducation Research Association attempts to answer some of these questions by comparing several rural oklahoma schools. Perri Applegate is the author of "The Qualities That Differentiate High-Achieving and Low-Achieving High-Poverty Rural High Schools: A Transformative Mixed Methods Study." Several research methods were used to identify the four schools in the study, one of which has a long history of success in its low-income community; two schools have a long history of struggling, and...
Date: 2008-11-06

Education Spending Below Pre-Recession Levels in Most States

...d Rural Schools, An RPM Perspective The CBPP report found that the largest percentage cuts were in oklahoma, which reduced state funding by 22.8%, totaling $810 per pupil. Alabama cut spending by 20.1% overall, trailing only oklahoma in percentage cuts. Alabama’s per pupil cuts, however, were the nation’s largest at $1,242 per pupil. Arizona had the third largest percentage cuts at 17.2%, totaling $629 per student. RPM observes that several of the states with the deepest cuts ...
Date: 2013-09-30

Facts and Figures About Elected Chief State School Officers

...wer: 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 Instructional Expenditures for Rural Students

...r: Idaho averages $3,952 in instructional expenses per rural student, followed by Arizona ($4,021), oklahoma ($4,022), 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 Student Poverty

...lf of rural students are living in poverty are: Louisiana (69%), Mississippi (63%), Arkansas (58%), oklahoma (57%), Kentucky (57%), South Carolina (57%), West Virginia (53%), Alabama (52%) and Georgia (52%). (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 March 2012 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2012-03-29

Facts and Figures about Rural Teacher Salaries

...time teacher salaries)? Answer: In order from lowest 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

Facts and Figures About States That Have More Than Half Their Schools in Rural Communities

...; Maine (67.4%); Alaska (65.5%); Nebraska (59.6%); Wyoming (57.0%); Arkansas (54.2%); Iowa (54.2%); oklahoma (52.5%); New Hampshire (51.9%); Alabama (51.6%); and West Virginia (51.4%).   (Source: Why Rural Matters, 2009, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School Universe, 2006–07.) Read more from the July 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2010-07-23

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

...ew England and the Great Plains and include Montana, North Dakota, Vermont, Nebraska, South Dakota, oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, 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