Teachers Take the Helm of Rural Maine School

After losing its principal, a rural Maine school is transitioning to a teacher-led model.


Untapped Potential: Essays Explore Ways to Bolster Rural Education

A set of essays by education researchers and academics focuses on strategies state K-12 officials can use and encourage in rural schools to achieve better results.


Illinois' Rural Liberal Arts Colleges Cutting Tuition, Shutting Down

Now that the "Woodstock charm" that attracted many students to smaller, more rural colleges in the 1960's has worn off, many of these colleges are struggling to stay relevant and attract students.


Report: More Books for Rural Kids, Classrooms, May Decrease Summer Learning Loss

Many students involved in the national study avoided summer learning loss and in some cases, showed reading improvement between spring and fall.


Rural Colorado Schools Could Pilot Own Exams

The districts would be able to design and administer tests in lieu of the state assessments.


Washington State Law Would Mandate Native Curriculum

The law would require the state, school districts, and tribes to collaborate on curricula and lesson resources.


Can a Harlem Reform Model Work in Rural Mississippi?

The rural Promise Neighborhood has served more than 4,300 residents in the past few years but is struggling to become sustainable in a rural community.


In Rural Ohio, Funding Cuts Impact English-Language Learners

Many rural schools rely on federal funding to serve students from migrant families, but that funding disappear when families settle down.


U.S. Department of Ed. Announces $3 Million in Grants for Native Youth

The grants will support community-based college-and-career readiness strategies in Native communities.


Rural Schools to Receive $285 Million in Timber Revenue

Funding will be distributed to 41 states and Puerto Rico to support schools and roads located near national forest land.


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