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.
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October 29, 2013
September 24, 2013
New legislation will bring cuts to some rural schools, but it still received endorsement of education advocates for its long-term goals.
September 14, 2013
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
The Center for American Progress has released a new report suggesting that school districts could improve efficiency by consolidating small districts.
July 11, 2013
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
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.
July 12, 2011
New legislation in Congress would overhaul the Title I funding formula, which rural advocates say favors larger, urban areas over poor, rural districts and small cities.
October 08, 2010
Cost and resource levels make it harder to incorporate technology at many of the nation's rural schools, said the U.S. Department of Education's point person for technology, and finding ways to overcome those obstacles is part of the follow-up work being done in response to a Rural Education Technol...
September 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education's top rural education official said strong school leadership is more critical to improving low-performing, high-need schools than providing schools additional federal turnaround models to try. John White, deputy secretary for rural outreach, told the Rural Education...
August 26, 2010
The Education Department's point person for rural schools says the administration will push to make federal education law more flexible for small districts where teachers have multiple roles.