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.


Rural Minnesota Districts See Drop in Teacher Applicants

Educators say the state's licensure exam may be too difficult for aspiring teachers.


Report: Cost to Raise Children Lowest in Rural America

The report found that rural families incur fewer costs when raising children that urban families.


Shift in Colorado Law May Save Rural District

The change in the law will allow the district to close a low-performing online school but maintain funding.


Nebraska Program Addresses Special Ed. Teacher Shortage

The program will consolidate a dual credential process to allow aspiring teachers to earn a certification in K-12 special education.


Report: Many Tribal Libraries Lack Computers, Broadband

The report found that tribal libraries lack resources and services that urban and suburban libraries often offer to patrons.


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