Two West Virginia higher education officials say more needs to be done to increase the percentage of rural residents who have college degrees.

Education reforms that have been proven effective in urban areas might not see the same results in rural schools, particularly those involving single-gender education.

South Dakota law has required school districts with fewer than 100 students to reorganize, but a change in state law gives those small districts a new option to avoid that fate.

One North Carolina school choice advocacy group is pushing to create more charter schools in rural counties.

Rural school board candidates face less competition than urban counterparts.

Rural Colorado School District working to improve academics by raising expectations for students and staff.

Some rural leaders say that federal officials need to include money for facilities in President Obama's preschool proposal.

A recent change in the federal law governing access to student information has opened access to tribal nations.

Rural McDowell County, W. Va., school district regains control of its schools after more than a decade of state control.

Rural lawmakers again are talking about changing funding for rural schools, but they'll face a tough battle.


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