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.
In Washington state, 7.6 percent of Native American and African-American students are homeless, compared to 2.3 percent of white students.
The proposal would make school districts less dependent on agricultural land property taxes.
The report found that consolidation and removal of grants would not improve rural schools and communities.
Lawmakers were directed by a court order last year to improve rural schools.
The state will target teachers and STEM programs in supporting rural Colorado schools.
The technology will be used to help rural schools provide compulsory courses, as well as digital tools and programs, to students.
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.
Lawmakers contend a recent court order is "vague" and ignores recent education reforms.
The state has ordered the district to switch to a traditional schedule for the 2015-16 school year.