Rural Policy Matters: September 2013

Last Updated: September 30, 2013

Rural Policy Matters: September 2013

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The September 2013 issue of Rural Policy Matters welcomes readers to the 2013–14 school year; features an article on the work of the Rural Trust; explores dramatic policy developments in North Carolina; and covers a report on the effects of the recession on state education spending.

Facts and Figures About High School Graduation Rates Between Metro and Nonmetro Counties
True or False: In recent years the gap in high school graduation rates between metro and nonmetro counties has been growing.

Welcome Back to the 2013–14 School Year
RPM is happy to welcome our readers back to the 2013-14 school year.

Rural Trust: Who We Are and What We Do
We at the Rural Trust recognize that it is important from time to time to take stock and communicate to our many constituents what we see as important about the work to which we are committed. We are taking the opportunity in this issue of RPM to do just that.

North Carolina Launches Dramatic Changes in Education
North Carolina’s legislature has instituted dramatic changes in policies that affect school funding, teachers, and privatization.

Education Spending Below Pre-Recession Levels in Most States
A report issued this month by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities finds that most states are spending less per pupil than they did before the recession, with negative economic and educational consequences in the short term and over the long run.