Kansas Reading Roadmap Boosts Learning, Study Says

Students who have participated in the initiative in one Kansas district have made steep reading gains and need fewer reading interventions than before the program.


Black, Native American Students More Likely to Be Homeless in Washington State

In Washington state, 7.6 percent of Native American and African-American students are homeless, compared to 2.3 percent of white students.


Nebraska Proposal Would Ease Rural School Property Tax Burden

The proposal would make school districts less dependent on agricultural land property taxes.


Proposed Changes in Vermont a Threat to Rural Schools, Report Says

The report found that consolidation and removal of grants would not improve rural schools and communities.


S.C. Lawmakers Consider Consolidation, Virtual Schools

Lawmakers were directed by a court order last year to improve rural schools.


Colorado Offers More Support to Rural, Understaffed Schools

The state will target teachers and STEM programs in supporting rural Colorado schools.


Rural Chinese Schools Adopt Technology, Distance Learning

The technology will be used to help rural schools provide compulsory courses, as well as digital tools and programs, to students.


Inexperienced Teachers More Common in Missouri's Rural Schools, Report Says

More than 15 percent of teachers in the state's rural schools are in their first year of teaching, compared to about 7 percent in more urban, wealthy schools.


S.C. Lawmakers Ask Court to Rehear Rural School Lawsuit

Lawmakers contend a recent court order is "vague" and ignores recent education reforms.


Minnesota School District Fights for Four-Day Week

The state has ordered the district to switch to a traditional schedule for the 2015-16 school year.


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