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April 15, 2014

Rural Education Advocate to Serve as Top Democrat on House K-12 Subcommittee

Representative Dave Loebsack, a rural education advocate from Iowa, will serve as top Democrat for a House K-12 policy subcommittee.

April 15, 2014

Rural Education Advocate to Serve as Top Democrat on House K-12 Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, an Iowan who is a major champion of rural schools, has been tapped to serve as the top Democrat on the House subcommittee that deals with K-12 policy.

April 11, 2014

Rural Students Less Likely to Attend Four-year, Private, or Selective Colleges

A new study finds continued evidence that rural students are less likely to attend college than their peers and are more likely to opt for two-year or non-selective schools.

March 17, 2014

Shift E-Rate Dollars to 'Must-Have' Technologies, FCC Chairman Says

Funding critical improvements in school broadband requires a "walking away" from costly E-rate subsidies for outmoded technologies, Tom Wheeler tells the Council of Chief State School Officers.

October 29, 2013

Rural Teachers Look to Blended Learning, Report Finds

Rural Idaho teachers who are using blended learning say it benefits their instruction, but many teachers haven't incorporated it into their classrooms yet, according to a new study.

September 24, 2013

In Logging Bill, Schools Face Short-Term Costs, Long-Term Lifeline

New legislation will bring cuts to some rural schools, but it still received endorsement of education advocates for its long-term goals.

September 20, 2013

Wisconsin Lawmakers Create Task Force to Help Rural Schools

Wisconsin lawmakers have established a new rural school task force to figure out how to address challenges such as declining enrollment and increasing transportation costs.

August 08, 2013

Report: States Could Save Millions By Consolidating Small Districts

The Center for American Progress has released a new report suggesting that school districts could improve efficiency by consolidating small districts.

July 12, 2013

What Very Small Schools Can Teach Us

As the son of a tiny town I like to think we can learn from small rural schools just as we learn from big urban and suburban ones. I know that these schools are already places of pride--just watch Hoosiers if you need a reminder--and we should not forget that our most rural areas (think: Alaska) produced the techniques of "distance learning" on which today's online and blended teaching and learning cultures are being built.

January 02, 2013

Rural School Turned Charter Grows from Low Enrollment to Wait List

A small, project-based charter school in Kansas which integrates agricultural concepts into curricula is raising money to expand in order to accommodate more students.

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