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Last Updated: September 28, 2011

This article appeared in the September 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

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Rural Trust Policy Director Marty Strange calls for responsive federal policy for rural schools in “Rural Student Success Critical to National Goals,” which appeared in the August 23rd edition of Education Week (page 24 in the print edition).

The commentary addresses discrimination against high-poverty rural and small urban schools in the Title I formulas. It also addresses other important rural education policy issues including the need for a federal "comparability" provision to require districts to allocate state and local fiscal resources to high poverty schools at levels comparable with low poverty schools, the need for more research on issues and innovations in rural education, and problems with competitive grants.

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