Search Result for: Tennessee


Heated tennessee Charter Battles Point Up Issues

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. tennessee’s Education Commissioner, Kevin Huffman, is withholding $3.4 in funding from the Nashville public schools because the local school board refused to open a controversial charter school they said would serve primarily affluent, white students rather than a diverse student body from across the city. Huffman, an avid supporter of charters and a former executive with Teach for America, ...
Date: 2012-09-26

Northeast tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium Webinar

...urrent at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Students in northeast tennessee, like rural students in most regions, face challenges to college attendance that are unique to their experience and their rural locale. The Northeast tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium (NETCO), in partnership with the Niswonger Foundation, won an Investing in Innovation (i3) award and works to ensure that all students, especially those from under-represented populations, ...
Date: 2011-10-27

Rural School Innovations Webinar: The Niswonger Foundation's Northeast tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium

...vailable on the Rural Trust website. The webinar will feature the Niswonger Foundation's Northeast tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium. Representatives of the Greene County and Hamblen County school districts in tennessee along with representatives of the Niswonger Foundation will describe how the program works to get rural young people, especially those from underserved populations, ready to succeed in a career and/or succeed in and graduate from college. The program works with appr...
Date: 2011-08-25

Rural School Innovations Webinar: The Niswonger Foundation's Northeast tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium

...The Niswonger Foundation's Northeast tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium was the focus of the fourth Rural School and Community Trust webinar in the 2010–2011 Rural School Innovations Webinar Series. Hosted by Robert Mahaffey, Director of Communications, Rural School and Community Trust, this webinar was held Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 2:00 pm ET.  Listen to Audio from event (MP3)  View the Presentation (PDF) The Niswonger Foundation's Northeast tennessee Co...
Date: 2011-08-30

2009 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...sp;Presentation: Our Kagan Experience  Curriculum: Kagan Summer Academy 2009     tennessee   Cannon County High School Gwenda Copeland, an art teacher in tennessee, will participate in a residential pottery workshop offered by the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, a nationally recognized center of contemporary arts and crafts education operating in the hills of Gatlingburg, TN. Gwenda, who has 18 years of experience teaching high school art, hopes to improve her tec...
Date: 2009-11-05

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

...erested in establishing a farmers’ and art market in their home communities in Grundy County, tennessee. They travelled to the United Kingdom (UK), where they especially enjoyed the Bath Farmers’ Market, the oldest in the UK. They note that goods at the market, including baked goods and processed meats, are made with locally sourced products. Bell says they received “tremendous” encouragement and information from the Market’s Co-Directors. Barrett and Bell also enj...
Date: 2012-07-27

A Life-Changing Experience: Global Fellows Travelogue, Part 2

...mentary, was interested in learning more about the earliest European settlers in her Grundy County, tennessee community. So she traveled to Holland, Wales, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Along her way she visited Plymouth, England, where the Mayflower set sail to the American colonies and Cobb, Ireland, home of 15-year-old Annie Moore, who brought her two younger brothers to the United States and was the first person registered at Ellis Island immigration station in New York in 1892. Jennie Yo...
Date: 2012-08-27

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

... Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Duncan D. Hunter, California David P. Roe, tennessee Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania Tim Walberg, Michigan Scott DesJarlais, tennessee Richard Hanna, New York Todd Rokita, Indiana Larry Bucshon, Indiana Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania Kristi Noem, South Dakota Martha Roby, Alabama ...
Date: 2011-11-29

Appalachian Higher Education Network 2011 Annual Bus Tour

... This year’s excursion is set for November 13-16, 2011, and will begin/end in Chattanooga, tennessee. The tour will showcase schools in Georgia and North Carolina. This is an all-expenses paid activity with limited seating. Click here to register today....
Date: 2011-10-07

California Tenure Ruling: Big Splash, Unclear Consequences

...ir students. Teacher equity has played a part in several rural finance cases. In both Arkansas and tennessee, plaintiffs argued that underfunding contributed to low rural teacher salaries and made it more difficult for rural districts to recruit and retain teachers. Vergara, however, does not make a finance argument. Instead, it claims the challenged provisions "result in grossly ineffective teachers obtaining and retaining permanent employment, and that these teachers are disproportionat...
Date: 2014-06-27

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

...(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

...ine (52.7%), North Carolina (47.2%), South Dakota (42.5%), South Carolina (40.0%), Alabama (39.7%), tennessee (38.7%), North Dakota (38.6%), Kentucky (38.5%), 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 Rur...
Date: 2012-08-27

Facts and Figures About Education Funding for Rural Districts: States With Least Inequality

... inequality in per pupil school funding among rural districts?   Answer: Kentucky, Arkansas, tennessee, Alabama, and Delaware have the least inequality in combined state and local revenue per pupil among rural districts. These five states have relatively equal levels of instructional spending across rural districts. However, rural instructional spending is very low in Arkansas, Alabama, tennessee, and Kentucky. Only Delaware spends above the national average, and it has low numbers and...
Date: 2009-07-18

Facts and Figures About Instructional Expenditures for Rural Students

...ctional 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 Teacher Salaries

...s)? 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