The report found that child poverty rates have increased and children still lack access to early childhood opportunities and health care.
A new report found that Montana schools with high completion rates for online credit recovery courses tend to use some of the same strategies.
Rural school superintendent Michael Johnson will replace the state's former education commissioner, who resigned earlier this year.
As Indiana's English-language learner population has increased, rural schools are having trouble finding enough teachers and resources.
Blackfeet Community College in rural Montana has partnered with the University of Montana to allow students to become teachers without leaving the Blackfeet reservation.
The new rural and tribal Promise Zones will focus on boosting education and economic opportunities.
With Ohio's budget deadline looming at the end of June, tensions remain high over bills seeking to reduce property taxes for farmers that could potentially take millions away from residential homeowners and schools.
Rural students are less likely to attend college than their non-rural peers.
The majority of Iowa's counties have experienced population declines since 2010.
Legislation to provide funds to poor and rural school districts will likely die in the legislative session this year.