The college attainment gap between rural and urban counties has widened in the past 40 years, and that has economic consequences for rural communities, according to new project.


The first national survey of rural special education teachers recommended more training as a means of improving retention, according to a new study in a recent issue of the Rural Special Education Quarterly.


College visits and ACT preparation workshops key to increasing rural students' college enrollment rates, study says.


Four rural districts collaborate to share services, and study finds some strategies more effective than others.


Reports on rural news of the day, including rural California districts losing dropout prevention program because of budget cuts and a rural Colorado after-school program being penalized for not following the rules.


A rural school advocate offers strategies for mobilizing the community and building will to tackle education issues.


Federal webinar on dropout prevention strategies features rural Texas district that created an academy to dramatically reduce its number of dropouts.


Federal officials host a rural education technology summit, and Nebraska reflects on a seven-year old decision to shutter some of its smallest, rural schools.


While rural West Virginia districts have had the highest prekindergarten participation rates for the past decade, non-rural districts have caught up in recent years, according to a new study by the Regional Education Laboratory Appalachia.


Urban Florida students have higher participation rates in college-level courses, but they're less likely to earn credit for those classes than their rural classmates, according to a survey of a handful of Florida schools.


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