Federal Report Roundup

Rural Schools

By Diette Courrégé Casey — September 13, 2011 1 min read
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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 report 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.

A version of this article appeared in the September 14, 2011 edition of Education Week as Rural Schools

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