Rural Policy Matters: November 2013

Last Updated: November 21, 2013

Rural Policy Matters: November 2013

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The November issue of RPM profiles a youth-led entrepreneurial effort in North Carolina; kicks off a new series, “Why What’s Rural Matters;” covers a recent tour of full-service community schools in California; reports on the education tax referendum in Colorado; and includes announcements of the 2014 Global Teacher Fellowship application process and a rural education AmeriCorps program in northern New England.

Facts and Figures About Rural Households With Internet Service
What percentage of rural households has an Internet subscription?

Hope to See You in the Future
A collaborative community effort to engage and support young people leads to a new business in a small North Carolina community.

It's Complicated... Why What's Rural Matters
America’s relationship with its rural areas is complicated. But taking rural characteristics into account can make schools and communities better, not just for rural students and residents but for everyone. In this first installment in the RPM series “Rural Matters: The Implications of Rural Characteristics for Public Policy,” we explore meaning in the many definitions of rural.

Support the Rural Trust!
During this special time of year, we are thankful for our progress and ask for your support as our work together moves forward. Every contribution makes a significant difference and every dollar you gives goes directly to advancing our mission and goals.

California State Senator Liu Hosts Community Schools Bus Tour
A tour of California schools using the community-schools model to support children and families garners significant attention.

Colorado School Funding Defeat
Voters delivered a blow to education interests seeking support to address long-standing school finance problems and recent budget cuts.

Applications for 2014 Global Teacher Fellowship Program Now Open
Teachers and other academic personnel working in a rural or small town school may apply for fellowships for self-designed summer learning experiences based in international travel.

Info Session for Rural AmeriCorps: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont
Information for rural schools in Maine, New Hampshire, and northern Vermont interested in applying for AmeriCorps volunteers.