Date: January 10, 2012 Related Categories: Center for Midwestern Initiatives, Community Advocate, Elected Official/Staff, Place-Based Learning, Teacher, Your Stories Related Tags: Center for Midwestern Initiatives, Rural School Teaching and Leadership, School-Community Partnerships, School/District Size, Small Schools/School Size, Teacher Issues Nearly one in four American children attend rural schools and enrollment is growing at a faster rate in rural school districts than in all other places combined, according to Why Rural Matters 2011–12, a biennial report by the Rural School and Community Trust.
Date: August 17, 2016 Related Categories: Administrator, Student, Teacher, What's New Related Tags: Achievement Gap, African-American students, All States, Class Size, Community Schools, Consolidation, Early Literacy, Income Related Issues, K-12, Middle School, Minority Students, Rural Innovation, School Finance/Funding, School-Community Partnerships, School/District Size, Small Schools/School Size, Title I In May 2015, Reading is Fundamental (RIF) released the report entitled, Read for Success: Combating the Summer Learning Slide.
The study was designed by RIF to determine how schools and communities in the poorest and/or most rural areas could address summer learning loss, and ultimately the achievement gap, through access to opportunity, books, and learning resources.
While there are no easy answers to questions about how to fund schools, especially in this economic climate, we hope that these articles will provide you promising practices, ideas for advocacy, and guidelines that are easily transferable in your analysis and work on your own school finance systems.
Date: March 30, 2011 Related Categories: Administrator, Elected Official/Staff, Policy Maker, Rural Policy Matters, Teacher Related Tags: School Finance/Funding, School Location, Small Schools/School Size, Teacher Issues A recent wave of research studies suggests that school and district consolidation has already proceeded beyond the point of a favorable cost-benefit ratio and is unlikely to yield fiscal or educational benefits.
“It just kind of takes the wind out of you,” said Dana, Ken-Ton’s board president.