Series Highlights Kansas' Rural School Woes

The series delves into the biggest issues facing rural schools in Kansas, including alternative education and consolidation.

Tennessee Districts Sue State for More Education Funding

The lawsuit alleges that the state chronically underestimates the amount of money districts must spend on teachers' salaries and instructional expenses.

Rural Minnesota District Seeks to 'Grow' More Diverse Teacher Corps

The program will focus on minority residents to improve diversity in the rural district's teaching staff.

Technology Key to Rural Arkansas School Turnaround

The school used technology to connect with educators around the country and personalize learning for students.

Can Better Marketing Improve Rural Teacher Retention?

Some rural schools are emphasizing "nonmaterialistic incentives" to draw teachers to rural areas.

PBS Documentary Spends a Year in a Rural School District

The documentary follows a rural South Carolina district through the 2013-14 school year as the district deals with new standards, testing, and poverty.

Wisconsin Gov. Proposes Rural Grade Sharing

The budget proposal would allow school districts to share whole grade levels in an attempt to save money and increase resources at schools.

South Carolina Lawmakers Push for Rural Teacher Incentive Program

A budget amendment will provide funds to develop a teacher incentive program in rural areas.

Rural School Service-Sharing Bill Advances in Colorado

The bill would provide funding for a three-year grant program to help rural schools develop a plan to share services and cut costs.

Federal Grant to Boost Rural Literacy Program

The program will provide books and resources to 20,000 rural children in four states.

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