More than 9.3 million U.S. students attended a rural school last year. A new report examines factors that affect them like poverty, academic achievement, and diversity.
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November 07, 2019
November 06, 2019
Democratic presidential candidates like to say they support universal prekindergarten programs, but what about early-learning programs that already exist?
October 15, 2019
There's a lot to unpack in a recently rejected proposal to allow the use of ACT or SAT tests for California 11th graders, with lessons for policy makers in other states.
October 07, 2019
To justify his proposal to increase the minimum starting salary for teachers, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said having a "great teacher in front of the students is really the best thing that you can do."
October 06, 2019
As education politics have grown more divisive at the state and national levels over things like school choice, spending, and civil rights, clashes between Democrats and Republicans become particularly heated.
October 03, 2019
California school districts will have expanded authority to reject new charter school applications under a set of bills signed into law on Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
August 26, 2019
"There's no magic wand. There's no magic bullets. There's a lot of hard work," one expert told us about states attempting to take over schools and districts.
August 06, 2019
All but eight states specifically address at-risk funding for students from low-income backgrounds in their funding models for public schools, according to the Education Commission of the States.
July 24, 2019
Twelve states have career pathway systems that are primarily coordinated by the state's K-12 system, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.
June 25, 2019
A report from UCLA examined whether state lawmakers addressed education issues in a systemic or targeted way.