Political notebook: Rural group suggests school changes
ST. PAUL - Working together is a better solution for rural school woes than combining school districts, a Minnesota Center for Rural Policy and Development concludes.
"A state policy should be developed to help foster collaboration with and between school districts," the new report says. "While consolidation has been a common strategy in rural education, the authors' research on cost-effective policies strongly caution against this strategy as the negatives outweigh the positives."
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