The program will teach educators about Native life and culture in an attempt to better prepare teachers to work with Native students.
July 2016 Archives
The court-ordered plan fails to provide ways to improve rural schools, according to rural districts.
The state's new transportation aid formula will provide $7.5 million in additional funding for transportation but the majority of rural schools will miss out.
A study found states should improve accessibility and affordability of dual-credit programs to boost participation.
The $38 million in state aid will help many poor, rural districts that cannot rely on property taxes for school funding.
Rural districts often lose thousands of dollars for each student that leaves, which can force schools to cut teachers and close buildings.