Report: In Wisconsin, Enrollment Drop Threatens School Funding, Opportunity

Rural districts in Wisconsin have seen rising costs and declines in enrollment more than any other school district locale.


Study to Examine Rural Early-Learning Policies

The study will focus on how early childhood education impacts rural children.


Home Schooling Increasingly Popular in Rural Alaska

A distance education home-school program in Alaska has seen consistent growth from rural families.


S.C. Superintendent Proposes Rural Consolidation, Virtual Programs

State lawmakers must create a plan to improve rural schools in response to a 2014 state Supreme Court ruling.


Education Attainment Up in Rural Areas, Report Says

Between 2000 and 2014, the percentage of rural residents who earned a bachelor's degree or higher rose from 15 percent to 19 percent.


In Rural Washington, Districts in Teacher Shortage 'Crisis Mode'

Many districts are lacking substitute teachers or must relinquish long-term substitutes due to a Washington state law.


Rural States Post High Grad Rates, Native Rates Stagnant

Nationwide, only 69.6 percent of Native American students graduate in four years.


Native Students Chronically Absent From Wyoming Schools

About one third of Wyoming's Native students miss school due to transportation, family issues, and a mistrust of schools.


What, and How, Do Rural Teens Want to Read?

A recent study found that rural teenagers often struggle to access reading material and feel unsupported by their communities when it comes to reading.


Slow and Costly: Rural Schools' Broadband Problems

A new Education Week series chronicles the immense challenges some rural school districts have faced in accessing and paying for faster Internet.


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