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Funding Formula Disadvantages Rural School Districts
Daily Yonder hits the nail on the head once again with a report by Caitlin Howley on how rural school districts may not get the same advantage from President Obama’s stimulus funding because of a twist in existing law. Howley writes:
“The new federal stimulus spending bill -- officially, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) -- provides an unprecedented, one-time infusion of education funding for states and schools. Over $100 billion, $44 billion of which is now available, will be distributed by the U.S. Department of Education through a variety of existing and new programs. However, small rural districts may not benefit from this opportunity as much as their larger, urban counterparts —even if the rural districts serve needier student populations…”
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Red Light- Green Light
UPDATE: The latest report is that one of the monster stick removal trucks struck and damaged the light as it passed underneath. Repairs were ongoing as of lunchtime Tuesday.
After a sudden thunderstorm yesterday afternoon, our one Clinton "traffic control device" went a little insane. Drivers on Washington Street were very temporarily confused by the mixed messages of Red Light - Green Light.
No worries. The outage was shortlived. Those Transportation guys in day glo yellow rode quickly to the rescue.
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