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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.

July 08, 2014

Republican FCC Commissioner Objects to Draft Plans for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, accuses the Democratic majority on the commission of having "rejected almost every suggestion" he's made on a draft E-rate policy.

July 03, 2014

Rural Districts Have 'Extreme' Differences in Needs, Spending

A newspaper's examination of spending among six rural districts in Minnesota and North Dakota showed that transportation costs, among other budget items, varied widely.

July 02, 2014

Rural Districts Relying on Online Tech Training

A rural Nevada school district has developed a course to train rural teachers on using technology in the classroom.

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