Although graduation rates are rising, students in Middle Appalachia have little support for or access to post-secondary education.
The Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act of 2015 would give tribes the ability to administer federal food programs without going through state agencies.
Nationwide, STEM instruction is often lacking in rural schools.
Eighty percent of the school's 8th grade students graduate high school in four years, compared to 61 percent of Native American students statewide.
The funds will improve postsecondary transition services for American Indian students.
Only 63 percent of eligible students participate in the school lunch program, compared to 71 percent of urban students.
Rural families and schools often must rely on online sources to provide support to children with disabilities.
A roundup of rural education news from around the country.
Some districts believe that hiring Native teachers will improve schools that serve Native students.
Hispanic children are an increasing rural demographic and face more obstacles than their urban peers.