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March 06, 2015

Federal Grant to Boost Rural Literacy Program

The program will provide books and resources to 20,000 rural children in four states.

February 18, 2015

New Collaboration to Target Early-Literacy Skills in Rural Schools

The project aims to build capacity among rural educators and communities to boost early-literacy skills.

January 23, 2015

Kansas Reading Roadmap Boosts Learning, Study Says

Students who have participated in the initiative in one Kansas district have made steep reading gains and need fewer reading interventions than before the program.

July 30, 2014

Some States Awarded Ag Education Grants

The grants will be used to teach students about career opportunities in agriculture.

February 18, 2014

Kansas Reading Roadmap Targets Third Grade

The Kansas Reading Roadmap hopes to promote 3rd grade reading proficiency, which research has shown is a strong predictor of students' future success.

June 08, 2011

Three Rural Districts Improve Students' Reading Skills

Article in Journal of Research in Rural Education explores how three rural districts boosted students' test scores by implementing a rigorous reading program that included improving teachers' instruction.

May 11, 2011

Reading Levels of Rural Students Worse Than Suburban Peers

Rural and urban third graders' reading levels fell short of their suburban peers, according to a brief from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

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