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December 06, 2018

Trial Set for 2020 in Long-Running Pennsylvania School Funding Lawsuit

The lawsuit, filed in 2014, alleges that the state was severely underfunding schools, forcing school districts to lean heavily on property taxes, which especially disadvantages students in property-poor areas.

October 31, 2018

Principal-Prep Programs Adapting to Meet Real-World Demands of Job, Study Finds

Seven universities are making major changes to how they train future principals, as part of $48.5 million Wallace Foundation initiative to redesign university-based principal-preparation programs, according to a new report from RAND.

January 30, 2018

Public Schools in the South Need More Investments, Poll of Region's Voters Finds

A new report from education advocacy groups argues that Southern states must be more aggressive in improving the quality of public schools across the region. And a new poll of Southern voters shows broad support for that.

January 18, 2018

Rural Schools Often Ignored in Research and Policy Discussions

Rural schools struggle with high and lows more commonly associated with urban schools, including high rates of poverty, low literacy rates, and low college attendance rates, a new report finds.

November 07, 2017

Rural Schools Group Joins National Superintendents' Organization

The Rural School and Community Trust and the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, say the partnership will allow the two groups to expand their reach and play off each other's strengths.

September 01, 2017

As Many Focus on Houston, Other Coastal Schools Slammed by Harvey Still Ache

Some Texas coastal districts are racing to open just after Labor Day while others say they may be closed "indefinitely"

August 08, 2017

Charter Principals Are More Diverse (and Other Highlights From New Federal Data)

The latest federal survey of the nation's K-12 principals shows that people in the career work long hours, the majority of them are women, most are white, and their average salary is $95,700.

June 15, 2017

Rural America Gets Attention in Trump Era, But Will Its Schools Benefit?

The new 50-state report from the Rural School and Community Trust, emphasizes early childhood education and college-and-career readiness.

September 01, 2016

School Funding Proposal in Kansas Will End Districts' Power to Levy Taxes

Under a new proposal by Kansas school administrators, districts will not be able to raise local taxes to fund schools. Instead, the state will raise money for schools through a statewide tax, and distribute those funds&along with other state education funds—to districts.

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