Published Online: September 13, 2011
Published in Print: September 14, 2011, as Rural Schools

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"Make Rural Schools a Priority: Considerations for Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act"

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A new report offers four ways federal policies and a revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act could be improved to serve rural schools.

The August reportRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Center for American Progress think tank says federal lawmakers should:

• Give rural schools and districts a fair chance to receive and compete for federal education funds;

• Make school-based wraparound services available to rural students;

• Ensure rural districts have options for the successful turnaround of low-performing schools; and

• Support building the teacher and principal workforce for rural schools.

The report also describes specific legislative changes to accomplish each goal.

Vol. 31, Issue 03, Page 5

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