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Closing Costs: A Summary of an Award Winning Look at School Consolidation in West virginia, a State Where It Has Been Tried Aggressively

... Few states have pursued consolidation of rural schools more aggressively than West virginia. With the promise of broader curriculum and huge tax savings, the state has closed more than 300 schools, one in every five, since 1990. In 2002, the Charleston Gazette investigated the outcomes of the state's consolidation efforts in the series, "Closing Costs." Its authors, reporters Eric Eyre and Scott Finn, won the 2002 Education Writers Award for best series for a newspaper...
Date: 2002-11-01

Riding to School in Slow Motion: West virginia Long Bus Rides Negatively Impact Students, Schools

... School and Community Trust, Slow Motion: Traveling by School Bus in Consolidated Districts in West virginia. Survey results show that high school students who ride the bus and attend consolidated high schools lose an average of 49 minutes each day, compared to students who have other forms of transportation in those same districts. Though the report focuses specifically on consolidation outcomes in West virginia, the lessons learned are a warning to any state that has pursued or is consideri...
Date: 2007-03-15
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virginia Rural Elementary Schools Receive Leonore Annenberg School Fund for Children Grants

...red and free play has long been on the wish list of Central Sussex, located in rural, south-central virginia. The playground is seen as part of a broad fitness and healthy living agenda with outreach to families. More information about Central Sussex Elementary School may be found here: Sussex Central Elementary Totaro Elementary School, Lawrenceville, VA: Classroom sets of Kindle Fire and Dell Pro tablets. Rural Brunswick County has little Internet access except through dial-up service. Kind...
Date: 2015-05-22

West virginia Community Story Tells Much About School Consolidation

...ol and community that many local residents quit paying much attention to it. Meadow Bridge in West virginia has been a potential target of school consolidation for the better part of 40 years, and the community is once again in the throes of trying to protect its school. “Since the push for consolidation started in West virginia, the vast majority of elected Fayette County school board members have supported our community schools." says Carolyn Arritt, a Meadow Bridge resident, reti...
Date: 2010-07-23

West virginia Governor Calls for Review of State Education Spending

...re free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A West virginia task force initially charged with moving forward education reforms related to the federal Race to the Top (RTTT) grant requirements has called for bids for an outside firm to conduct an audit of education funding to look for “redundancies and duplications of effort.” The 10-member task force was appointed by Governor Joe Manchin after his attempts to put into place a charter ...
Date: 2010-09-28

West virginia Legislative Audit: Big Schools Push Students Out

... are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. A West virginia legislative audit report has found that district size exerts greater influence over whether students graduate than other factors including socioeconomic status and academic performance. It concludes that the state should conduct a full review of its school consolidation policy to determine its effects on a full range of academic outcomes. The report also found that the state has underesti...
Date: 2010-01-29

Making the School Useful to the Community — Rappahannock County, virginia

...This article appeared in the April 2006 Rural Policy Matters. Introduction Rappahannock County schools have developed a wide-range of learning opportunities that enable students to meet a local community need while developing their own academic capabilities. The result is a variety of innovative partnerships that make life in the county better for students and for local residents. Background  Some residents of Rappahannock County like to say that they are little more than an hour from t...
Date: 2006-04-01

2008 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...igo High School, Dixfield, Maine Southern Perspective of the American Civil War: Historic Sites in virginia, West virginia, and Pennsylvania Through this fellowship Beth explored Civil War history in multiple locations in virginia and in Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania -- visiting historical locations and battlefields that southerners lived and died on for their cause. Beth brought back to her students classroom materials, pictures, videos, information, artifacts, and her personal experience and stor...
Date: 2009-04-03

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

...Perspective at 14,000 ft  Curriculum: Astronomy Club and Outreach Group     WEST virginia   Marlinton Middle School Shirlene Groseclose, a middle-school foreign languages teacher, will travel to Guatemala to explore and understand the rich culture of the Spanish and Mayan people, their influence on Hispanic culture and the challenges facing Guatemalans today. Shirlene will partner with Cross Cultural Solutions, an organization that places international volunteers with ...
Date: 2009-11-05

2010 Rural School and Community Trust / Fund For Teachers Grant Recipients

...n Adventure  Curriculum: Alaska: Landforms, Tlingit Culture, And Salmon     WEST virginia   Frankford Elementary School, Frankford Elementary school teacher Donna Legg observed small diverse communities and schools in South Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama and North Carolina to create a multicultural unit that encourages students to embrace their own traditions and culture while respecting those of others. Resources  Presentation: Cultural Diversity  Curriculu...
Date: 2010-10-26

From the "Believe It Or Not" Basket:The Cost of Being Small and Poor, the Charm of Being Big and Rich

...taged, some very low-poverty suburban districts do very well. Fairfax County Public Schools, in the virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., gained nearly $2.8 million, or more than $275 per disadvantaged student, through number weighting, bringing its total Title I funding to $1,935 per disadvantaged student.   The Rural 900 districts with a combined disadvantaged student rate of over 37% lost more than $107 for each of their 509,000 disadvantaged students due to number weighting, dropping ...
Date: 2009-11-29

RPM Special Edition on School Violence:Violence Begets Violence: Revenge, Copycatting, Triggers, and Threads

..., we found about 20 school incidents, as many as in Ohio, a much larger state, and 50% more than in virginia, also a much larger state. Breaking cycles. Research in sociology, family studies, and criminal justice makes clear that violent behavior is to a large extent learned behavior and that violence is more likely to occur in social and cultural contexts where it is tolerated or viewed as inevitable. Our collection of school incidents suggests that perpetrators of school violence are, in many...
Date: 2013-03-27

Why Rural Matters 2011-2012 Released This Month

...nt increased by 150% nationwide. Hispanic enrollment more than doubled in 13 states, including West virginia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Illinois, Alabama, Kentucky, Alaska, Arizona, virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, and Maryland. Poverty: The percentage of rural students living in poverty has risen significantly. Between 1999–2000 and 2008–09 the rate of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch increased by nearly a third to 40% of all rural students. The hig...
Date: 2012-01-27

A Rural Trust Guide to Title I Formulas

...n the smaller district has higher rates of poverty. For example, each poor child in Fairfax County, virginia, one of the nation’s wealthiest school districts with a poverty rate of 6%, receives $1,935 per eligible student in Title I funding, while rural Richmond County, North Carolina, with a poverty rate of 32% receives just $1,209 per eligible student. On average the 900 poorest rural school districts, with a Title I eligibility rate of 37%, receive just $1,476 per disadvantaged student....
Date: 2010-02-26

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

... Todd Russell Platts, Pennsylvania Joe Wilson, South Carolina virginia Foxx, North Carolina 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, Sou...
Date: 2011-11-29