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High Cost Transportation Aid Eludes Many Rural Districts

We recently posted about the Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) announcement that it distributed $7.5 million in aid to districts with above-average student transportation costs last month through the High Cost Transportation Aid program. 133 more words

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Teacher Shortage: Colorado Bill Focuses on Rural Districts

From EdWeek: Rural school districts in Colorado would receive help finding and keeping teachers if legislation passed by state lawmakers last week is signed by the governor, according to a story by The Colorado Independent. 258 more words

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A Really Big Advantage to a Really Small School

One of Wolfe Island’s good life features is the small schools. Although there are disadvantages of tiny schools to be sure, there are also some very big advantages. 342 more words

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States Consider, Ramp Up Loan Forgiveness for Rural Teachers

From EdWeek: Several states are considering or enacting policies to forgive loans for teachers who work in rural schools, in an attempt to mitigate a constant teacher shortage in those areas. 403 more words

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Legislative Council Announces Study Committees

The Legislative Council has created seven interim study committees, including three—a Study Committee on School Data, a Study Committee on Publication of Government Documents and Legal Notices; and a Study Committee on Rural Broadband— 291 more words

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More on the Teacher Shortage and the WASB's Efforts

Reports from the Capitol suggest Gov. Walker may be signing  Assembly Bill 793 into law within the next week or so.  This bill creates a rural teacher loan forgiveness program by modifying the state’s existing teacher loan program to include teachers in rural areas. 253 more words

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Helping Li'l Sis...

At a rural school delivering school supplies… Copan Region, Honduras