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USING KNOWLEDGE TO SUPPORT

OUR RURAL SCHOOLS

Dr. John Sipple, Director

New York State Center for Rural Schools

Cornell University


Planning in Times of Fiscal Constraint:

Tools and Trends for Rural Schools

and Communities

John W. Sipple, PhD

Associate Professor

NYS Center for Rural Schools

Community and Regional Development

Institute

Cornell University


The Center

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

Data Tools developed & available


• National

Issues

◦ Fiscal Stress and downward pressure on tax rates

◦ Heightened academic expectations

◦ 21 st Century post-industrial economy

◦ Labor tension

Rural

◦ De-population

◦ Press for consolidation

◦ Diseconomies of scale

◦ Isolation


Brain Drain vs 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


Brain Drain vs 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


Deitz, 2007


Return


Hallowing out the Middle, Rural Education in

the 21 st Century, Learning to Leave

http://hollowingoutthemiddle.com/


Integrated Data System

• http://NYRuralSchools.org

• Resources & Research

• Data Tools

◦ Demographics

◦ Enrollment

◦ Finances

◦ Performance (on the way)


Domestic v. International Migration rates


Unemployment and Wages (inf. adj.)


Integrated Data System

• http://NYRuralSchools.org

• Resources & Research

• Data Tools

◦ Demographics

◦ Enrollment

◦ Finances

◦ Performance (on the way)


Residential Expectations of Young Adults in

New York’s Southern Tier

DAVID BROWN, SCOTT SANDERS

& MAX PFEFFER


Purpose of the Research

• To examine where well prepared young adults expect

to live at age 30

◦ After completing school

◦ As they start families

◦ As they become professionally established

• To understand the factors that affect their residential

expectations

◦ Economic, community, environmental

◦ Other regional and/or community attributes


Residential Expectations at Age 30*

60.0%

50.0%

50.8%

40.0%

30.0%

20.0%

24.6%

24.6%

10.0%

0.0%

In region of home town

A region other than the one where

they graduated

All respondents, N =123

*Out of region is anywhere outside of the P4P Region

Don't know


Satisfaction and Perceived Importance of

Community Characteristics

Economic Environment Community

Good paying job

Cost of living

Chances to get ahead

Clean environment

Outdoor recreation

Good quality schools

Proximity to family

Opinions valued


Residential Expectations

by Hometown Characteristics: Economic

100%

90%

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Precieved Poor/Important

Expect to live in region

Precieved Good/Important

Expect to live elsewhere

College bound respondents with residential expectation, N=74, Chi 2 = .04


Residential Expectations

by Hometown Characteristics: Environment

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Precieved Poor/Important

Expect to live in region

Precieved Good/Important

Expect to live elsewhere

College bound respondents with residential expectation, N=65, Chi 2 = .02


Residential Expectations

by Hometown Characteristics: Community

80%

70%

60%

50%

40%

30%

20%

10%

0%

Precieved Poor/Important Precieved Good/Important

Expect to live in region

Expect to live elsewhere

College bound respondents with residential expectation, N=68, Chi 2 = .03


Conclusions

• Young adults have a clear idea of what they want to do, and

where they expect to live early in their college careers

◦ Local college students expect to be geographically mobile

Most expect to live outside of this region at age 30

• Expectations to live elsewhere at age 30 respond to:

◦ Local economic conditions and perceived lack of job prospects

◦ Lack of confidence in local leaders efforts to improve conditions

◦ Dissatisfaction with community resources

• Not just jobs, jobs, jobs

◦ Social factors like proximity to family and friends is an anchor


S0uthern Tier Education Pipeline

Summit May 23, 2011

Goal: Robust education pipeline with strong

partnerships among community, industry,

business, and education institutions and

leaders.

The Event will identify opportunities to

improve our pipeline that prepares youth and

citizens for local & regional career

opportunities.


Canal Corridor Search Conferences

• What metro regional assets define and or guide the

economic future of our region

• What role could our current metro regional

identity and assets play in making a widely

recognized meta-regional identity a practical

reality

• What efforts can be undertaken to forge improved

collaborations within our metro region among the

various sectors


State of Upstate New York Conference

June 8-9, 2011

Syracuse, NY

Resiliency, Partnerships and Innovation

• Workforce Trends

• Emerging Industry Clusters

• Roles of universities and colleges

• Retooling for advanced manufacturing

• Intersection of workforce development and economic

development