Spending Impacts Student Performance in Rural Schools

By Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Special for  USDR

State funding for public education impacts student achievement in rural Pennsylvania according to a report released by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children that looks at how spending levels in the state’s 260 rural school districts impacts student results on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments  (PSSAs).

The report, “Spending Impact on Student Achievement: A Rural Perspective,” shows when rural school districts spend below the amount needed to educate students – or their adequacy target – that underspending is a direct result of inadequate state support and negatively impacts student  achievement.

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