Report: Partnerships, Family Outreach Key to Rural Grad Rates

Rural high schools in New York with higher than average graduation rates tend to utilize partnerships, data, remediation, and dropout prevention strategies.


Ed. Sec. Duncan Discusses Challenges, Successes of Rural Schools

At a forum in Ohio, Arne Duncan highlighted efforts to improve rural schools and outcomes for rural children.


N.C. State Program Wins Rural School Leader Award

The two-year program prepares administrators to work in fourteen rural districts in northeastern North Carolina.


Rural Schools, Libraries May Lose Funds Under E-rate Reform

Several organizations are urging the FCC to reconsider its adoption of the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of rural and urban in E-rate discount decisions.


Tribes Receive Funds to Control Schools for Native American Students

Six tribes will use $1.2 million in federal funds to conduct research and develop plans to control schools on tribal land.


University to Ramp Up Rural Biomedical Education in Alaska

A five-year grant aims to increase the number of rural students interested in biomedical and health careers in Alaska.


Study: Rural Pa. Students Trump City Peers in College Enrollment

During the 2010-11 school year, about 59 percent of rural high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 55 percent of their urban peers.


Pre-K Network Expands to Indian Reservation

A new Educare early-childhood school will mix research-based instruction with Native culture and language.


University to Recruit Native Students to STEM Programs

In 2011, minority students, including American Indians and Alaska Natives, made up only 10 percent of the workforce in science and engineering jobs.


Rural Areas Vulnerable to School-to-Prison Pipelines

The rate of incarcerated youth in West Virginia has grown more than any other state since 2001.


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