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September 07, 2016

Rural Schools Struggle With SIG Transformation Model, Report Says

The study found only 5 percent of rural schools were able to fully implement the federal transformation model for school improvement.

August 24, 2016

How the Obama Administration Has Affected Rural Schools

Rural districts often lose out on competitive grants used by the Obama administration partly because of administrative challenges in completing lengthy grant applications.

June 21, 2016

Rural Alaska Superintendent Chosen as State's New Education Commissioner

Rural school superintendent Michael Johnson will replace the state's former education commissioner, who resigned earlier this year.

June 07, 2016

Rural and Tribal Communities Among New Promise Zone Designees

The new rural and tribal Promise Zones will focus on boosting education and economic opportunities.

May 19, 2016

Rural Turnaround Schools Face Unique Challenges, Report Finds

The report found that technical assistance was key for helping schools implement a transformation model.

March 23, 2016

Rural Schools to Receive $272 Million in Timber Revenue

The funding will support schools that rely on timber revenue for operating costs.

March 21, 2016

Proposed Bill Would Provide Funds for Native Students to Leave Tribal Schools

Native students at BIE schools would be able to receive scholarships to attend private schools or receive tutors in certain states.

February 24, 2016

Obama Administration Announces New Rural Poverty Initiatives

The initiatives aim to encourage and reward rural communities that prioritize improving rural child poverty.

April 28, 2015

Rural Schools to Receive $285 Million in Timber Revenue

Funding will be distributed to 41 states and Puerto Rico to support schools and roads located near national forest land.

April 16, 2015

Secure Rural Schools Act Passes U.S. Senate

The extension is part of a 'doc fix' bill that also reauthorizes or extends several programs that serve children.

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