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Compounding Challenges: Student Achievement and the Distribution of Human and Fiscal Resources in oregon's Rural School Districts

...tween academic achievement and the distribution of fiscal resources among rural school districts in oregon. The investigation was prompted by earlier-reported findings suggesting the critical nature of both achievement gaps and resource gaps among rural school districts in the state. A variety of statistical procedures yielded consistent findings indicating that there is considerable disparity in the distribution of fiscal resources among rural districts, and that the level of fiscal resources a...
Date: 2006-03-31

Fiscal Inequity, Achievement Gaps Linked in Rural oregon

...6) 831-2571 Marty Strange, (802) 728-4383 (Washington, DC) As state courts being to grapple with oregon's school funding system, a new report concludes that inequalities in the distribution of both funding and qualified teachers are primary forces behind achievement gaps in rural oregon. Using statewide data, the report also finds that these inequities are due to sharp differences in local wealth that state funding does not offset. The analysis from the Rural School and Community Trust fin...
Date: 2006-03-31
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Funding Crisis Driving Some Rural oregon Districts to Charters

..., but may require registration or expire over time. Several rural and remote school districts in oregon have found a way to survive declining enrollment and dwindling resources by using the state law to convert their schools to charters. oregon’s charter school law prohibits districts from converting all of their schools into charters. However, there is an exception in the law for districts with only a single school, and districts are taking advantage of this clause. Currently, twelve s...
Date: 2011-01-25

Homelessness in Rural oregon

...This article appeared in the October 2008 Rural Policy Matters The overall number of homeless students in oregon rose again this year, with larger increases in rural communities statewide, according to news reports based on oregon Department of Education counts. The jump in homelessness rates in rural parts is due, in part, to the mortgage crisis and overall economic downturn as it affects rural communities. But rural communities are also seeing an influx of people from cities seeking more...
Date: 2008-10-10

oregon Court Rules State Not Obligated

...This article appeared in the February 2009 Rural Policy Matters.   The oregon Supreme Court has ruled against a group of families and school districts that brought a finance lawsuit against the state in 2006. The plaintiff group included representatives of small districts and districts with declining enrollment. They alleged violations of the state constitution and of “Ballot Measure 1,” which requires the legislature to provide enough money to ensure oregon students meet stan...
Date: 2009-03-12

2008 Annenberg College Scholarships Awarded

...d recognition for their achievements. Jaime Perez, a graduate ofTillamook High School in Tillamook, oregon and Deborah Walnicki, a graduate of the Cabot School in Cabot, Vermont will receive a one-time $5,000 award to be used toward tuition, fees and/or books during their freshman year at an accredited college or university of their choice. Jaime will enroll at the University of oregon in fall 2009 while Deborah is taking a gap year and will work with the City Year program in NYC before enrollin...
Date: 2008-05-29

2008 State Election Update: A Sampler

... to spend more, the legislature is likely to demand more efficiency, such as school consolidation. oregon. oregon voters were presented with 15 ballot measures on election day, four of which relate to public education. Measure 56 (passed) eliminates the "double majority" requirement for property tax referenda held in May and November. The measure overturns a prior requirement that a tax hike could only be approved if it received 50% of the vote and 50% of registered voters participate...
Date: 2008-11-06

RSFN Special Series: Financing Rural Schools: Characteristics of Strong Rural School Finance Systems

... protections for districts with declining enrollment, or other hold harmless measures. For example, oregon and Vermont provide supplemental grants for rural districts. Texas and Kansas use fixed student weights (extra per pupil funding) for schools below a certain enrollment. And, Colorado has a variable cost factor that recognizes the different expenses of small schools. Additional research is needed to determine the real effect of these funding mechanisms and whether they are a meaningful ben...
Date: 2010-08-26

Early Childhood Supports Key

...ife possibilities of children. For example, premature births constitute 9% of births in Vermont and oregon, but 17% in Mississippi. Nineteen states have waiting lists for child care. Policies to strengthen educational outcomes in the U.S. have focused on standards, testing, and teacher evaluation. The guide argues that these emphases by themselves “cannot substantially improve students’ learning conditions or outcomes in the absence of accompanying supports.” The right suppor...
Date: 2014-05-27

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

... to include some affirmative requirement on legislatures or other education policymaking bodies. In oregon, the legislature is required to provide sufficient funding for quality standards to be met, to report on whether it has provided such funding, and to issue an explanation if funding is insufficient. Inconsistent Rulings Despite all these changes, court rulings have been inconsistent across the country. In some states courts have found the state in violation of its education clause, whethe...
Date: 2008-04-01

Education Official Visits Rural Schools Partnership Conference

...sistant secretary for rural outreach, joined more than 120 rural educators and students in the tiny oregon County community for a day of celebrating new projects and learning more about the principles of placed-based education that define the Rural Schools Partnership. The inaugural class of the Ozarks Teacher Corps includes 18 students from Drury University, Ozarks Technical Community College and Missouri State University’s campuses in Springfield and West Plains, who will receive annual...
Date: 2010-05-09

Facts and Figures About Elected Chief State School Officers

...een. 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 Students of Color

...(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.  ...
Date: 2009-01-02

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

..., 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