The report found that consolidation and removal of grants would not improve rural schools and communities.
Recently in Consolidation Category
January 15, 2015
January 12, 2015
Lawmakers were directed by a court order last year to improve rural schools.
September 15, 2014
The district, which has only two schools, is in debt and is facing a decrease in state support.
July 01, 2014
Opponents of consolidation say closing small, rural schools can save money and improve academic opportunity.
June 11, 2014
Rural districts in Iowa have formed a coalition to advocate for rural schools amid budget cuts and consolidation.
April 01, 2014
A Finnish study finds rural schools are critical for bringing the community together and being a sign of a "living village."
March 11, 2014
New York superintendents who shared services reported more cost savings and improved service quality than improved student achievement, according to a new research brief.
October 08, 2013
The number of school districts nationally has declined significantly, but it hasn't put a damper on some communities desire to protect their schools.
August 14, 2013
A new report estimates small, nonremote school districts account for $1 billion in funds that wouldn't have to be spent if they were larger.
November 21, 2012
The Rural Ed blog rounds up two pieces of noteworthy news: a report that shows rural Georgia students are less prepared for college, and a package on the lasting impact of consolidation.