Rural Colorado Districts Lead State in Opting Out of Exams

The two rural district had 100 percent of students in some grades opt-out of science or social studies exams.


Lack of Courses May Impact Rural College-Going Rates

Researchers found that small schools don't offer as many courses as larger school, which may contribute to the college-going gap between rural and urban schools.


No Money Saved From Four-Day School Week, Report Says

Researchers found that school districts in Idaho may incur more costs after switching to a four-day week.


Self-Control, Resiliency Take Toll on Health for Poor Rural Youths, Study Says

Poor, rural youths who showed high levels of self-control and resiliency showed premature aging in blood cells.


Rural Child Poverty Rising Overall, Says USDA Report

More than 25 percent of rural children lived in poverty in 2013, compared to 19 percent in 1999, but poverty rates in individual communities vary widely.


Mississippi to Take Over Failing Rural District

The rural Tunica County school district has struggled with academic performance for years.


Native American Youths Meet at White House for Inaugural Gathering

Native Youths from 230 tribes discussed education, well-being, and health issues with members of the Obama administration.


University of Hawaii Program to Target Rural Special Education Teachers

The program will allow 30 special education teachers to receive virtual training on working with students with severe disabilities.


Rural Colorado District Receives Teacher Evaluation Waiver

The small, rural district will not use student test scores in teacher evaluations this year.


Summer Food Programs Scarce in Rural Kansas

Fewer than 1 in 10 of Kansas' low-income children received a summer meal in July 2014.


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