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Alaska Settles Over Rural Schools

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Alaska has agreed to settle a 14-year-old lawsuit that alleged inequities in funding for rural public schools. Terms of the agreement, which a judge must approve, call for funding five high-priority school construction projects in rural Alaska over the next four years. Legislation passed last year creates a formula for equity in future funding for construction of urban and rural schools, addressing another concern in the lawsuit.

Vol. 31, Issue 07, Pages 4-5

Published in Print: October 12, 2011, as Alaska Settles Over Rural Schools
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