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April 23, 2015

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Pa.'s 'Irrational' School Funding System

The lawsuit alleged that the state's funding system is "irrational" and discriminates against rural and poor children.

March 30, 2015

Investing in Innovation 'Development' Grant Competition Kicks Off

Development grants are the smallest of the Education Department's three i3 categories and are aimed at promising ideas, as opposed to programs with a lot of backup research.

March 27, 2015

Series Highlights Kansas' Rural School Woes

The series delves into the biggest issues facing rural schools in Kansas, including alternative education and consolidation.

March 20, 2015

Technology Key to Rural Arkansas School Turnaround

The school used technology to connect with educators around the country and personalize learning for students.

March 17, 2015

Can Better Marketing Improve Rural Teacher Retention?

Some rural schools are emphasizing "nonmaterialistic incentives" to draw teachers to rural areas.

March 17, 2015

PBS Documentary Spends a Year in a Rural School District

The documentary follows a rural South Carolina district through the 2013-14 school year as the district deals with new standards, testing, and poverty.

March 13, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Proposes Rural Grade Sharing

The budget proposal would allow school districts to share whole grade levels in an attempt to save money and increase resources at schools.

March 10, 2015

Rural School Service-Sharing Bill Advances in Colorado

The bill would provide funding for a three-year grant program to help rural schools develop a plan to share services and cut costs.

March 04, 2015

Minnesota Bill Would Ease Requirements for Rural Teachers

The bill would consider additional factors to make it easier for out-of-state teachers to earn a Minnesota teaching license.

February 24, 2015

Rural Districts Poised to Lose Under NCLB Rewrite, Report Says

Some rural districts could lose more than 50 percent of Title I funding.

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