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The study found only 5 percent of rural schools were able to fully implement the federal transformation model for school improvement.

Administrators in rural West Virginia districts leave at higher rates than their suburban peers.

Rural districts often lose out on competitive grants used by the Obama administration partly because of administrative challenges in completing lengthy grant applications.

The report found rural children who participate in school meal programs are more likely than their peers to be overweight.

A study group found states should offer financial and administrative flexibility and encourage collaboration to help rural districts improve.

The program focuses on student interests instead of academic remediation.

The program will teach educators about Native life and culture in an attempt to better prepare teachers to work with Native students.

The court-ordered plan fails to provide ways to improve rural schools, according to rural districts.

The state's new transportation aid formula will provide $7.5 million in additional funding for transportation but the majority of rural schools will miss out.

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