Most of the new state funds would go to urban districts, while decreasing funding to rural districts.
Schools near national forest land rely on the act to provide consistent revenue.
The report found that there is an enrollment threshold at which small schools are no longer financially and academically viable.
In rural Colorado, 23 percent of children live in poverty, compared to 17 percent statewide.
The series delves into the biggest issues facing rural schools in Kansas, including alternative education and consolidation.
The lawsuit alleges that the state chronically underestimates the amount of money districts must spend on teachers' salaries and instructional expenses.
The program will focus on minority residents to improve diversity in the rural district's teaching staff.
The school used technology to connect with educators around the country and personalize learning for students.
Some rural schools are emphasizing "nonmaterialistic incentives" to draw teachers to rural areas.
The documentary follows a rural South Carolina district through the 2013-14 school year as the district deals with new standards, testing, and poverty.