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Rural New Jersey Districts File Lawsuit for More Funding

The lawsuit claims that rural districts in New Jersey have been underfunded compared to the state's urban districts.


National Teach Ag Day Highlights Agriculture Teachers, Careers

Teachers can access lesson plans and resources to teach students about possible careers as an agricultural educator.


Recipient of i3 Grant Expands Pre-K in Rural Utah

The Waterford Institute has expanded a Utah in-home pre-K program to reach rural families.


Report: Rural Children Increasingly Dependent on Public Health Insurance

Nearly 50 percent of rural children rely on public health insurance programs due to increasing poverty levels and temporary jobs in rural areas.


In Alaska, Teacher Recruitment and Retention Difficult, Costly

Nearly 75 percent of teachers in Alaska are from outside the state, but many districts struggle to keep those teachers.


Teaching, Learning Transformed by Broadband in Rural Maryland

Funding from the Connect Ed program has allowed the rural district to upgrade its infrastructure and provide high-speed Internet access to students and teachers.


For Rural Indiana District Consolidation Could Cut Costs, Expand Offerings

The district, which has only two schools, is in debt and is facing a decrease in state support.


Study: Rural New Hampshire Youth Struggle With Substance Abuse, Unemployment

The study found that youth in rural New Hampshire have poor perceptions of job opportunities in the area, and are more likely to be depressed or abuse substances than other rural youth.


Daycare Options Lacking For Rural Minnesota Families

Twenty percent of low-income families in the state say that a lack of child care has kept them from getting or holding onto a job.


Philanthropic Investments Focus on Rural Boys of Color

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is partnering with regional philanthropies to fund efforts that support African American, Latino, and Native American boys and young men living in the South and Southwest.


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