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Document Number: 9186

Do Schools in Rural and Nonrural Districts Allocate Resources Differently? An Analysis of Spending and Staffing Patterns in the West Region States - This study finds that rural districts in the West Region states spent more per student, hired more staff per 100 students, and had higher overhead ratios of district-to-school-level resources than did city and suburban districts. Regional characteristics were more strongly related to resource allocation than were other cost factors studied. (Institute of Education Sciences, January 2011)...


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