Rural Missouri Districts Adopt Four-Day Week

The three districts hope to attract and retain teachers and boost teacher professional development by switching to a shortened week.


Secure Rural Schools Act Passes U.S. Senate

The extension is part of a 'doc fix' bill that also reauthorizes or extends several programs that serve children.


Study: Youth Suicide Rates Higher in Rural Areas

An Ohio State University study finds that rural youth suicide rates are nearly double those of urban areas due to isolation and lack of access to mental health care.


Transportation Aid Lacking for Rural Midwest Schools

Several rural districts have taken money from general funds to cover the transportation aid gap.


Rural Ohio Districts to Miss Out Under Funding Proposal

Most of the new state funds would go to urban districts, while decreasing funding to rural districts.


Secure Rural Schools Act Extension Advances in Congress

Schools near national forest land rely on the act to provide consistent revenue.


Report: Vermont's Smallest Schools a 'Financial Drain'

The report found that there is an enrollment threshold at which small schools are no longer financially and academically viable.


Colorado's Child Poverty Rate Declines, Rural Poverty Persists

In rural Colorado, 23 percent of children live in poverty, compared to 17 percent statewide.


Series Highlights Kansas' Rural School Woes

The series delves into the biggest issues facing rural schools in Kansas, including alternative education and consolidation.


Tennessee Districts Sue State for More Education Funding

The lawsuit alleges that the state chronically underestimates the amount of money districts must spend on teachers' salaries and instructional expenses.


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