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November 07, 2014

Federal Grant to Boost Rural Dual Enrollment Program

The i3 grant will allow the program to offer dual enrollment courses to more rural students in North Carolina.

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 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 27, 2014

Tribes Receive Funds to Control Schools for Native American Students

Six tribes will use $1.2 million in federal funds to conduct research and develop plans to control schools on tribal land.

September 05, 2014

Report: Cost to Raise Children Lowest in Rural America

The report found that rural families incur fewer costs when raising children that urban families.

August 26, 2014

USDA Awards Loans for Rural Broadband

The loan money will be used to improve broadband access in rural communities in three states.

August 04, 2014

Private Fund Created to Support Rural Communities

The $10 billion private fund will support infrastructure projects in rural areas.

June 05, 2014

Federal Policy and the Role of Research

We agree that evidence is important in policy decisions, and that certainty is problematic. But we have different views on how reform efforts should be paced and whether or not they should proceed incrementally.

June 03, 2014

What Should Federal Involvement Look Like?

What is the appropriate level of federal involvement? What can the Department of Education bring to the table that state and local actors can't? When does federal involvement become problematic?

May 30, 2014

Rural Students Less Likely to Take High School Science Sequence

A new federal report found that fewer graduates of rural schools completed a sequence of science courses than graduates of non-rural schools.

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