The Center
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Trying to identify, discuss, and study
the unique assets and liabilities
found in rural schools and the
communities they serve.
Building Connections, Capacity, and
Knowledge
Tools developed available for all
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Declining Population/Changing
Demographics
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Flat (at best) Property Values
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Heightened Academic Expectations
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Two commission Reports (taxes & efficiency)
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Schools as an island in their community
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Brain Drain, Brain Gain
Highest out
mig rate
Lowest out
mig rate
Highest in
mig. rate
Lowest in
mig rate
AK 22.9
MA 11.5
NV 39.4
IW 1.9
WY 20.9
PA 11.3
AZ 27.6
MI 11.6
HI 19.4
OH 11.2
FL 23.7
WV 11.5
NM 19.3
NJ 11.1
CO 22.2
IL 11.4
DE 17.7
WI 10.4
ID 21.8
WI 11.2
Upstate NY 13.4
Upstate NY 9.3
US Median 13.3
US Median 17.1
Dietz, 2007
Return
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Planning for Current vs. Future budgets
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Planning for Local vs. State support
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Planning in Isolation vs. Collaboratively
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Planning Locally vs. Regionally
County Projections
Looking Back – 15 Year Trends
What if ? Scenario Planner
Link
CaRDI
- Publications
- VIEW project (Assemblage of Data Resources)
Data Tools - Program in Applied Demographics
- County/municipal data/projections/maps
- 15 year trends (beta)
- Enrollment Projections (beta)
- Budget Playground (beta)
- Cohort Tracker (not yet on site, piloting)
NYRuralSchools.org
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Functional Consolidation
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Regional Approaches
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Reorganization Options
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Better Use of Technology
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Stronger linkages with Community Colleges
and Regional Economic Development
Organizations.
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Middle School – Experiential Learning
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Broadband Access – Rural New York
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Rural Schools as Community Centers
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High Quality Teaching
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RSA 2010 - The New York State Center for Rural Schools