Search Result for: Wyoming


wyoming Attracts Montana Teachers

...This article appeared in the October 2008 Rural Policy Matters More than 400 Montana teachers have moved in recent years to wyoming to teach, according to a report in Montana’s Great Falls Tribune. The reason is basic: money. wyoming has boosted funding for K-12 education dramatically, and now spends nearly three times as much per pupil as Montana. A federal mineral tax on coal mining, which dedicates over one-third of the revenue to wyoming schools, is a major reason. About three-fourths...
Date: 2008-10-10

wyoming Backs Off Local Control

...nks are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The wyoming legislative session has ended with Governor Matt Mead signing into law several key pieces of education legislation, including the five-year school finance recalibration required by the Campbell school funding court decision. A significant change this year requires districts to limit class sizes in grades K–3 to 16 students. This requirement represents a move away from the block grant...
Date: 2011-03-30

wyoming Debates Funding Accountability

...Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. wyoming’s school finance process is unique in that it requires the state to recalibrate the funding model every five years. (See the June RSFN at www.ruraledu.org/articles.php?id=2507) To this end, the wyoming Select Committee on School Finance has been meeting since the spring to evaluate the current model’s accuracy in measuring the cost of a quality education and its fairness i...
Date: 2010-08-26

wyoming Legislation Could Add Strings to Funding

...s are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. The wyoming legislature is considering changing its funding and accountability provisions. Two separate bills are under consideration. The proposed Education Accountability Act, would move ultimate accountability for education results away from local districts and to the state, and it would impose financial and other restrictions on districts whose students do not meet specified scores on standardize...
Date: 2011-01-25

wyoming Recalibrating its Funding Formula

...: Links are free and current at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. wyoming’s school funding formula is undergoing recalibration, which is required every five years to review the current system and make needed adjustments. Lawmakers began meeting last month to hear from experts and practitioners about how schools are faring. wyoming’s finance system is notable in that it provides many of the most-needed supports for small, rural schools in the state, ...
Date: 2010-06-25

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

...ach 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 protect those strengths. There are occasions when consolidation is necessary and advisable. The Rural Trust has formulated the following standards to guide state accountability in reorganization actions. Rural Trust's Rural School District Reorganization Standards Sta...
Date: 2006-03-06

California's Frontal Assault on Rural Schools

...und only a portion of the cost of transportation, although a few pay the whole fare. New Mexico and wyoming theoretically pay 100 percent of the local district cost, and South Carolina basically operates the school transportation system as a state service. The California attack on school transportation funding is an attack on all schools, but especially on rural schools. It raises serious questions about the constitutionality of the school funding system. There are currently at least three chal...
Date: 2012-01-27

Do Court Cases Matter?

...ntentions and Harm Our Children, Hanushek and Linseth looked at cases in Kentucky, New Jersey, wyoming, and Massachusetts, and concluded that, except for Massachusetts, the rulings in the cases did not improve student performance Baker and Welner were inspired to revisit these four finance lawsuits after the book was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court opinion for its proposition that increased funding, and specifically judicially-ordered funding, do not improve student achievement. The o...
Date: 2010-10-27

Early Childhood Education: Few States Measuring Up

...District of 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 ...
Date: 2015-01-28

Education a Key Issue in Some State Elections

...dates are somewhat more likely to support the Common Core, with candidates in Arizona, Georgia, and wyoming generally supporting it, although all three say they would like to scale back the emphasis on testing. In Idaho, the Republican candidate supports the Common Core. Read more: Georgia governor’s race: http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/10/21/nathan-deal-jason-carter-butt-heads-over-education-funding-in-georgia http://getschooled.blog.ajc.com/2014/10/27/governors-race-carter-...
Date: 2014-10-29

Fact and Figures About States With the Highest Mobility Rates Among Rural Households

...ida (17.7%), Alaska (17.4%), Colorado (17.1%), Utah (16.1%), California (16.0%), Texas (16.0%), and wyoming (15.1%). High student mobility is often an indicator of family stress, income instability, and homelessness. *U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 American Community Survey. Why Rural Matters, 2009. Read more from the September 2010 Rural Policy Matters....
Date: 2010-09-28

Facts and Figures About Elected Chief State School Officers

...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 States That Have More Than Half Their Schools in Rural Communities

...na (74.9%); North Dakota (72.1%); Vermont (71.3%); 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 With Most Schools in Rural Places

...na (75.1%), Vermont (73.7%), North Dakota (72.4%), Maine (66.8%), Alaska (63.3%), Nebraska (56.3%), wyoming (56.1%), Arkansas (55.2%), Oklahoma (53.9%), West Virginia (53.4%), Iowa (53.2%), Mississippi (51.2%), New Hampshire (51.0%), and North Carolina (50.2%). In addition, more than 49% of schools are located in rural areas in Kentucky (49.8%), Kansas (49.8%), and Alabama (49.1%). Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data, Public School...
Date: 2012-06-25

Facts and Figures: States That Spend More Than $7,000 on Instruction for Each Rural Student

...re per rural student on instruction than any other state. Alaska is followed by 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.)   Read more from the April 2013 Rural ...
Date: 2013-04-12