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Alaska Settles Over Rural Schools

By The Associated Press — October 11, 2011 1 min read
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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.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 12, 2011 edition of Education Week as Alaska Settles Over Rural Schools

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