Map of the 900 Poorest Rural Districts

Last Updated: November 29, 2009

This article appeared in the November 2009 Rural Policy Matters.

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The poorest 900 rural school districts have poverty rates that rival or exceed the poorest urban districts, their students are diverse with no racial/ethnic majority, they are located in geographic clusters around the United States, and they are losing Title I funding to bigger richer districts.

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