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October 28, 2014

Ed. Sec. Duncan Discusses Challenges, Successes of Rural Schools

At a forum in Ohio, Arne Duncan highlighted efforts to improve rural schools and outcomes for rural children.

October 28, 2014

N.C. State Program Wins Rural School Leader Award

The two-year program prepares administrators to work in fourteen rural districts in northeastern North Carolina.

October 27, 2014

Rural Schools, Libraries May Lose Funds Under E-rate Reform

Several organizations are urging the FCC to reconsider its adoption of the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of rural and urban in E-rate discount decisions.

October 09, 2014

Rural Music Programs Turn to Grants, Fundraisers to Survive

As more music and arts classes hit the chopping block, rural music teachers say they rely on outside money to keep those programs alive.

October 03, 2014

Are Charter Schools Needed in Rural Areas?

Only 16 percent of charter schools are in rural areas, and some question whether they benefit rural communities.

September 16, 2014

Teaching, Learning Transformed by Broadband in Rural Maryland

Funding from the Connect Ed program has allowed the rural district to upgrade its infrastructure and provide high-speed Internet access to students and teachers.

September 03, 2014

Nebraska Program Addresses Special Ed. Teacher Shortage

The program will consolidate a dual credential process to allow aspiring teachers to earn a certification in K-12 special education.

August 15, 2014

Report: Rural Schools Have More Non-Teaching Staff Per Student Than Urban Schools

The report found that rural districts have increase teacher aids and other support staff more than urban districts.

July 15, 2014

Some Oregon Districts Have Worst 'Bang for Educational Buck'

A new report found that rural districts in Oregon are spending high amounts on students yet performing poorly on state exams.

July 09, 2014

Some Rural Wisconsin Districts Receive Minimal Transportation Aid

Aid that was meant to offset transportation costs in rural districts was also awarded to several wealthy urban districts.

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