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Rural Schools Found More Likely to Have Beginning Teachers

Diette Courrege, Education Week, July 23, 2012 – Rural school districts are more likely to have beginning teachers than districts in small- to mid-sized cities or suburbs, according to a new study. That’s significant because research has shown that beginning teachers usually are less effective than their more-experienced colleagues. This report, “Beginning Teachers Are More Common in […]

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Sen. Franken Wants Level Playing Field for Rural School Districts Competing for “Race to the Top” Education Grants – Tuesday, April 24, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senator Al Franken Urges Federal Education Officials to Help Boost Resources for Rural Educators Applying for Funds U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) today pressed U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to create a level playing field for rural school districts in Minnesota and across the country competing for federal “Race to the Top” […]

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Lack of Education Policy Vision Plays Out In Rural Minnesota

John Fitzgerald, Minnesota 2020, May 20, 2009 – Minnesota’s state education policy lacks vision. While educators across the nation and around the globe prepare students for both the workforce and to be competent citizens, Minnesota’s educators remain saddled with unfunded mandates, a regressive state funding policy, and a set of education policies the state has […]

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Superintendents call for more funding for rural school districts

Jeff Cagle, Owatonna People’s Press, March 06, 2008 – BLOOMING PRAIRIE – Asking for more money from taxpayers may be a thorny subject to residents in rural communities like Blooming Prairie. But with little or no funding coming from the state, superintendents like Barry Olson from Blooming Prairie are saying the current system is broken […]

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Superintendents give ‘F’ to funding

Jodie Tweed, Brainerd Dispatch, March 06, 2008 – If Minnesota school superintendents could give the state’s educational funding system a grade, it likely would be one big collective “F.” Superintendents in the state were nearly unanimous in judging the state’s educational funding system a failure, according to a survey released Wednesday of superintendents conducted by […]

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