5 Stories to Catch You Up on Rural Schools and Districts

A roundup of rural education news from around the country.

Montana Districts Seek Native American Teachers to Improve Achievement

Some districts believe that hiring Native teachers will improve schools that serve Native students.

Hispanic Children Vulnerable to Rural Challenges

Hispanic children are an increasing rural demographic and face more obstacles than their urban peers.

Rural Oklahoma Schools Cut Nurses, Supplies, Amidst Rising Costs

With tight budgets, schools have stopped buying supplies and turned to single-gender classes to save money and make scheduling easier.

Michigan Colleges Demand Full Funding of Native Tuition Program

Michigan has underfunded its Native tuition program for years, which has put a burden on the state's colleges and universities to make up the difference.

New Legislation Aims to Increase Native Teachers at Tribal Schools

The NEST Act would provide scholarships and loan-forgiveness plans for new Native teachers.

New Initiative Takes 'Two-Generation' Approach to Boosting Rural, Tribal Communities

Up to ten rural and tribal communities will receive technical support from federal agencies to improve the quality of life for adults and children.

In Ohio, Online Exams Most Popular Among Rural Schools

Although rural schools often struggle with Internet access and technology upgrades, rural districts in Ohio have embraced online exams.

Rural Colorado Districts Lead State in Opting Out of Exams

The two rural district had 100 percent of students in some grades opt-out of science or social studies exams.

Lack of Courses May Impact Rural College-Going Rates

Researchers found that small schools don't offer as many courses as larger school, which may contribute to the college-going gap between rural and urban schools.

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