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As predicted, a new funding formula has been developed in rhode island
, the only state operating its school finance system without one. The old formula expired 15 years ago, and the state has struggled with methods for funding schools since then. Last month, two districts sued the state over funding. (See RSFN coverage at: http://www.ruraledu.org/articles.php?id=2417) The announcement about the new formula comes in the wake of a budget plan that would cu...
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State legislators have passed a school funding formula for rhode island
, which had been the only state without one. The formula is partially based on a district’s ability to raise taxes, and it includes an additional 40% weight for each child in poverty. Because of shortfalls, this year’s budget must be revenue-neutral, but the new formula will phase in over a 10-year period.
As a result of the plan, rhode island
’s state share of school...
...iving educational opportunities and the state is failing to provide adequate or equitable funding.
is the only state in the nation that does not have a school funding formula. Rather it distributes money to districts in a number of other ways. The suit cites the needs specifically of poor urban communities but is brought on behalf of all rhode island
The rhode island
Supreme Court dismissed a similar complaint brought fifteen years ago, citing, among other things, &ldquo...
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The school funding lawsuit in rhode island
will continue despite the passage of the new school finance formula. (See previous coverage from RSFN here and here.) Attorneys for plaintiff districts Woonsocket and Pawtucket had agreed to delay the suit until after the formula was finalized and implemented. But earlier this month, they filed an amended complaint moving the suit forward.
In 2007, an adequacy study estimated the amo...
...hildren Award. Thompson was recognized for the award, along with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of rhode island
(D) during National PTA’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. National PTA’s Congressional Voice for Children Award is given to two Members of Congress each year in recognition of outstanding leadership related to child and education advocacy.
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...Columbia that gap narrowed, most significantly in Hawaii where the gap closed by 24.8%. Wyoming and rhode island
followed by narrowing their gaps by 11.5% and 9.2% respectively.
However, the preschool enrollment gap widened in 25 states, most notably in Vermont, which saw its gap grow by 21.8%. Delaware (where the gap widened by 5.5%), Kentucky (5.4%), Pennsylvania (5.3%), and North Carolina (5.1%) followed with the largest increase in enrollment gaps, generally as legislatures cut funding for ...
...ates 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 population densities, but most of their residents are concentrated in a few urban area...
... New York ($10,214), Wyoming ($9,333), New Jersey ($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.)
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...t 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 is difficult to measure because the entire sta...
...tion and now head of the Nellie Mae foundation, talked about state efforts in New England including rhode island
’s system that includes performance assessment for 30% of graduation requirements.
By October 24th, these presentations will be available online at www.forumforeducation.org.
I encourage you to look at them and if you are interested in learning more about performance assessment and our PBAS system, please be in touch.
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...ate religious schools in Arizona by denying taxpayers the right to challenge the program in Court.
Lawsuit Will Be Resumed
School districts that had agreed to put their school finance lawsuit on hold have filed an amended complaint after funding levels for schools failed to meet recommended levels.
Total Number of Regular Public Schools, 2009–10 School Year
There are more rural schools in the U.S. than there are urban, suburban, or small town schools....
...tank has co-authored a report recommending closing at least 200 districts in Ohio….
A rhode island
lawsuit may force the state to adopt a school finance formula…
Alaska Rural School Facilities Receiving Attention by Policymakers
Rural schools in remote regions of Alaska may finally see some resolution to their facilities needs, ten years into a facilities funding case…
Consolidation Proposals in Vermont
A variety of proposals in...
...ongoing series of articles about what makes a school funding system work for rural schools…
Gets School Funding Formula
The last state in the nation without a school finance formula finally gets one…
School Funding Lawsuit Filed in Arizona
A group of plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit charging Arizona with failing to follow its funding law…
School Districts Intend to Sue Kansas
Cuts to education spur a new school funding lawsuit in Kansas…
... Blueprint identifies the program as available on a formula or competitive basis…
Funding Formula Proposed
After 15 years rhode island
may get a formula for funding schools…
Consolidation Plans Being Pushed in Kansas
Several bills that would require or incentivize district consolidation are under consideration in Kansas…
Colorado School Funding Lawsuit Moving Ahead
After a court reversal, plaintiffs are joining in a school funding lawsuit…...
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