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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.

October 01, 2013

Rural Ohio Districts Entertain Proposal to Enroll Chinese Students

Four rural Ohio school districts look to Chinese students as a way to boost their district's financial well-being.

September 20, 2013

Wisconsin Lawmakers Create Task Force to Help Rural Schools

Wisconsin lawmakers have established a new rural school task force to figure out how to address challenges such as declining enrollment and increasing transportation costs.

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