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June 01, 2016

Rural Districts Merge, Close as Enrollment Drops

The majority of Iowa's counties have experienced population declines since 2010.

February 04, 2016

Report: In Wisconsin, Enrollment Drop Threatens School Funding, Opportunity

Rural districts in Wisconsin have seen rising costs and declines in enrollment more than any other school district locale.

October 15, 2015

Alaska Educators Fight to Keep Small Schools Open

Nearly 60 small, rural Alaska schools could close if lawmakers increase the minimum student enrollment number needed to get full state funding.

May 14, 2015

Illinois' Rural Liberal Arts Colleges Cutting Tuition, Shutting Down

Now that the "Woodstock charm" that attracted many students to smaller, more rural colleges in the 1960's has worn off, many of these colleges are struggling to stay relevant and attract students.

June 24, 2014

Rural Wisconsin School Population Projected to Decline

Some rural Wisconsin districts could lose more than 30 percent of student populations by 2040.



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