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July 15, 2014

Some Oregon Districts Have Worst 'Bang for Educational Buck'

A new report found that rural districts in Oregon are spending high amounts on students yet performing poorly on state exams.

July 09, 2014

Some Rural Wisconsin Districts Receive Minimal Transportation Aid

Aid that was meant to offset transportation costs in rural districts was also awarded to several wealthy urban districts.

July 03, 2014

Rural Districts Have 'Extreme' Differences in Needs, Spending

A newspaper's examination of spending among six rural districts in Minnesota and North Dakota showed that transportation costs, among other budget items, varied widely.

June 18, 2014

Rural Michigan Schools Get Boost in New Budget Bill

A new budget bill in Michigan will provide small, rural schools with higher additional per-pupil payments than larger schools.

May 09, 2014

Mississippi District Cuts Autism Classrooms

A rural Mississippi district is closing classrooms for students with severe autism in response to budget cuts and a lack of resources.

May 08, 2014

Wisconsin Task Force Recommends Teacher Licensure Flexibility, Funding Changes

A Wisconsin rural school task force has recommended that lawmakers relax teacher licensure requirements and change funding formulas to benefit rural schools.

April 25, 2014

Amid Budget Cuts, Rural Wisconsin Schools Share Teachers, Expand Distance Learning

Rural schools in Wisconsin are sharing teachers and utilizing distance learning to save money without cutting courses.

March 20, 2014

Rural Ed. Advocates Concerned About President's Proposed REAP Funding

Some rural education advocates are taking issue with the administration's proposed funding for rural schools during the upcoming budget year.

February 14, 2014

Maryland School Districts With Declining Enrollment Could Get Some Financial Help

Maryland lawmakers to consider legislation that would maintain funding to rural districts with declining enrollment.

February 11, 2014

Cost of Distance Takes Toll on Schools' Finances, Involvement, Time

Rural schools suffer direct and indirect costs of distance, warranting consideration for public policy, according to the Rural School and Community Trust.

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