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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.

April 03, 2015

Secure Rural Schools Act Extension Advances in Congress

Schools near national forest land rely on the act to provide consistent revenue.

February 24, 2015

Rural Districts Poised to Lose Under NCLB Rewrite, Report Says

Some rural districts could lose more than 50 percent of Title I funding.

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