Rural Alaska Schools to Use Federal Funds to Increase Distance Learning, Teacher Development

New federal funds will help schools in Alaska improve professional development for teachers and increase learning opportunities for students.


Scholarship Program Seeks to Attract Agriculture Teachers to Nebraska Schools

A new scholarship and loan assistance program seeks to mitigate a shortage of agriculture teachers in Nebraska.


Rural Education Advocate to Serve as Top Democrat on House K-12 Subcommittee

Representative Dave Loebsack, a rural education advocate from Iowa, will serve as top Democrat for a House K-12 policy subcommittee.


In Illinois, a Challenge Recruiting Rural Students for State's Flagship University

The Univ. of Illinois is struggling to recruit rural students who are already less likely to attend college.


Rural Students Less Likely to Attend Four-year, Private, or Selective Colleges

A new study finds continued evidence that rural students are less likely to attend college than their peers and are more likely to opt for two-year or non-selective schools.


Some Rural Turnaround Schools Face Additional Challenges, Study Says

A U.S. Department of Education study found that rural schools encounter additional challenges that possibly hinder school improvement.


Diving Into the Rural Ed. Beat

Education reporter Jackie Mader is the new Rural Education blogger.


Passing the Baton on the Rural Ed. Blog

Rural education blogger Diette Casey has taken a new job, and EdWeek has tapped Jackie Mader to continue its Rural Ed blog.


Teach For America Recognized for Native Alliance Initiative

Teach For American has seen its number of Native corps members increase, and it has been recognized by a Native publication as a top place for STEM professionals to work.


School Closures in Rural Finnish Communities Weaken Surrounding Village

A Finnish study finds rural schools are critical for bringing the community together and being a sign of a "living village."


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