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Rural School Funding News: minnesota Districts Seeking Local Funding

...This article appeared in the November 2008 Rural Policy Matters. More than 40 minnesota districts, most of them small and rural, had school funding questions on the ballots this month. Declining enrollments and shrinking state funding have left districts scrambling to resolve budget issues. Many have responded by eliminating teaching positions, shortening the school week, or cutting funding for athletics. Across the state districts are seeking operating levies for expenses such as staff salari...
Date: 2008-11-06

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

...ainesville Librarian Rebecca Grisham visited the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Iowa, Wisconsin, minnesota and South Dakota to enhance and inspire students' personal connection with reading. Resources  Presentation: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Inspiring Students to Make a Personal Connection With Reading  Curriculum: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Inspiring Students to Make a Personal Connection With Reading     NORTH CAROLINA   Northwest High School, Littleton High scho...
Date: 2010-10-26

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

...rkforce Committee Republicans John Kline, minnesota (Chairman) Thomas E. Petri, Wisconsin Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California Judy Biggert, Illinois Todd Russell Platts, Pennsylvania Joe Wilson, South Carolina Virginia Foxx, North Carolina Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Duncan D. Hunter, California David P. Roe, T...
Date: 2011-11-29

Alternative Ways to Achieve Cost Effective Schools

...d governance structures. For example, only nine states (Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Vermont, Nebraska) scored above the national average in both 8th grade mathematics and 8th grade science on the most recent test. All of these states have highly decentralized governance structures with many small local schools, many locally elected school boards, and many local superintendents. Eliminating districts almost always results in eliminating schools, ...
Date: 2003-06-01

Formula Fairness Campaign Continues to Grow

...n, Center for Rural Affairs, Challenge West Virginia, Michigan Small and Rural Schools Association, minnesota Rural Education, Association, Missouri Association of Rural Education, Montana Small Schools Alliance, National Alliance of Black School Educators, National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition, North Carolina Rural Education Working Group, Organizations Concerned about Rural Education, Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools, Rural Community Alliance, Rural School and Communit...
Date: 2011-01-25

Formula Fairness Campaign Gains Three New Sponsors

...dership, school community partnerships, assets development, and documentation and assessment. The minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) represents 140 districts and includes individuals, education agencies, colleges, and businesses among its members. The Association supports a robust legislative agenda focused on ensuring opportunities for all minnesota students and working for equity for schools, communities, and taxpayers. Challenge West Virginia is a statewide organization of parent...
Date: 2010-12-22

Links to Other Rural Education Resources

...ter for School Change is a program of the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of minnesota. The Center works with educators, parents, business people, students, policy-makers and other concerned people throughout the United States to increase student achievement, raise graduation rates, improve student attitudes toward learning, their schools, and their communities, and strengthen communities through building stronger working relationships among educators, parents, students an...
Date: 2009-09-18
Category: resource center
Tags: all states

Obama and the Rural Vote

...with majority white populations, including much of Northern New England, the Iron Range of northern minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and some of the poorest vestiges of coalfield poverty in places like McDowell County, West Virginia. Can’t picture this map? Take a look. Oops, my mistake. That’s not a map of the rural counties that voted for Obama. That’s a map of the 800 rural school districts with the highest poverty rates. Well, never mind. It’s pretty ...
Date: 2008-12-03

Paying Teachers for Performance: Issues and Dilemmas for Rural Schools, Teacher Tenure

...require that at least 50% of a teacher’s evaluation be based on student test score growth. In minnesota and Virginia, student test score growth must comprise at least 35% and 40% of the evaluation respectively.  In most cases, states will also require that the evaluations rank teacher effectiveness in a four or five tier system ranging from "highly ineffective" to "highly effective."  Making tenure harder to earn and keep. Several states eliminated te...
Date: 2011-07-29

Rural Policy Matters: November 2008

...ernor tries to stop school districts from paying dues to coalition... Rural School Funding News: minnesota Districts Seeking Local Funding Rural minnesotans vote on school funding initiatives... Rural School Funding News: New Mexico Group Advocates Smaller Schools Policy group advocates limiting school size... RSFN-Extras: New Hampshire Funding Lawsuit Dismissed The state Supreme Court has said that New Hampshire is doing enough to meet its constitutional obligations and dismissed th...
Date: 2008-11-06

Rural Trust Webinar Series Features Rural Innovations: Search Institute: Building Assets-Reducing Risks

...egies. Bob Laney was principal and Angela Jerebek was a counselor at St. Louis Park High School in minnesota when BARR was implemented there twelve years ago. Jerebek explains that when St. Louis Park started the program the school “needed to put a system in place rather than doing individual interventions to ensure that students were having a successful transition.” She explains that the school wanted a program that would help all students grow and would also help reduce drug use,...
Date: 2011-03-29

Search for Resources by State

...Click on the map below to see a listing of resources by individual state.     ...
Date: 2009-06-26
Category: resource center
Tags: all states

Standing Up for Community and School

...l people in real communities, from Alaska to Alabama, from California to Mississippi, from Texas to minnesota. They’re stories that speak to people who feel that public policy concerning education is an uninviting subject. It may seem too controversial; or it may seem like a kind of sideshow or deflection from more immediate concerns. It may even seem dry, abstract. Even as we begin to read this collection, we may think public policy is a subject that others have a “thing” for&...
Date: 1999-01-01

The Fiscal Impacts of School Consolidation: Research Based Conclusions

...period. Sederberg (1987) studied the secondary economic impacts of school districts in six rural minnesota counties and found: School district payroll ranged from 4-9 percent of total county payroll. Total take-home pay from school district jobs ranged from 5-10 percent of the counties' retail sales. School district expenditures ranged from 1-3 percent of total retail sales. People employed by the school district ranged from 1-5 percent of all employed people in the co...
Date: 2003-06-01

Why Rural Matters 2005: The Facts About Rural Education in the 50 States

... Report (PDF)  Michigan News Release (PDF)  minnesota State Report (PDF)    Mississippi State Report (PDF)  Mississippi News Release (PDF)  Missouri State Report (PDF)    Montana State Report (PDF)  Montana News Release (PDF) ...
Date: 2005-05-12