Too Few Kids Served by Mississippi's Summer Food Program

A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.


Some Rural Wisconsin Districts Receive Minimal Transportation Aid

Aid that was meant to offset transportation costs in rural districts was also awarded to several wealthy urban districts.


Rural Districts Have 'Extreme' Differences in Needs, Spending

A newspaper's examination of spending among six rural districts in Minnesota and North Dakota showed that transportation costs, among other budget items, varied widely.


Rural Districts Relying on Online Tech Training

A rural Nevada school district has developed a course to train rural teachers on using technology in the classroom.


Rural Schools Face Closure, Consolidation

Opponents of consolidation say closing small, rural schools can save money and improve academic opportunity.


Rural Education Groups Seek Changes to E-Rate Proposal

Six rural education organizations say a recent E-rate proposal falls short of expectations.


Rural Tennessee School Board Rejects Charter Applicant

Plans for the first charter school to open in Cheatham County, Tenn., were shot down by the local school board.


Rural Wisconsin School Population Projected to Decline

Some rural Wisconsin districts could lose more than 30 percent of student populations by 2040.


Rural Colo. District Seeks Waiver From State Reforms

A 2008 Colorado law allows districts flexibility to modify education reform requirements.


More Rural States Launching Dual-Enrollment Programs

Rural high school students who earn college credits are more likely to graduate and go on to postsecondary school, research has shown.


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