Missouri Law Aims to Put Med. School Grads in Rural Areas

Rural children are more likely to be overweight, but often lack access to doctors and health care.


Rural Libraries Lag in Bandwidth, Technology Staff

A recent survey found libraries provide communities with 21st century resources and skills yet are often lacking in rural areas.


A Frank Discussion of the Challenges for Colorado's Rural Teachers

Some rural Colorado teachers say rural areas present challenges to those attempting to live and teach in the community.


Common Core Exams Pose a Challenge For Rural Districts

Rural schools often lack the bandwidth, technology, and funding to transition to new, online exams.


Wyoming's Native Students More Likely to Face Suspension

Although Native American students make up a small percentage of Wyoming's student population, they are suspended more than their non-minority peers.


Some Oregon Districts Have Worst 'Bang for Educational Buck'

A new report found that rural districts in Oregon are spending high amounts on students yet performing poorly on state exams.


Teach For America Increases Native Corps Members in South Dakota

A Teach For America initiative is recruiting more Native Americans to teach in low-income schools.


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.


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