Nationwide, rural students are more likely to be overweight and lack access to healthy foods.
The Piedmont City School District has used grants to build a wireless network over its rural community.
The lawsuit alleged that rural districts in the state have been underfunded for years.
Alabama, Montana, and Vermont were among the winners of federal preschool money to launch or expand early-childhood education programs.
Eighteen districts in Oregon do not serve school lunches, which they say is partly due to challenging requirements of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Many states, including some of the nation's most rural, are cutting academic majors to save money.
Only 20 percent of students at federally funded tribal colleges earn four-year degrees in six years.
Rural areas may lack the connectivity needed for online learning programs during snow days.
The majority of rural high schools that offer online courses do so because they lack the courses on campus.
Rural districts have seen a sharp increase in homeless students possibly due to growing child-poverty rates.