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August 18, 2015

Hispanic Children Vulnerable to Rural Challenges

Hispanic children are an increasing rural demographic and face more obstacles than their urban peers.

August 17, 2015

Rural Oklahoma Schools Cut Nurses, Supplies, Amidst Rising Costs

With tight budgets, schools have stopped buying supplies and turned to single-gender classes to save money and make scheduling easier.

August 05, 2015

New Initiative Takes 'Two-Generation' Approach to Boosting Rural, Tribal Communities

Up to ten rural and tribal communities will receive technical support from federal agencies to improve the quality of life for adults and children.

July 21, 2015

Self-Control, Resiliency Take Toll on Health for Poor Rural Youths, Study Says

Poor, rural youths who showed high levels of self-control and resiliency showed premature aging in blood cells.

July 16, 2015

Rural Child Poverty Rising Overall, Says USDA Report

More than 25 percent of rural children lived in poverty in 2013, compared to 19 percent in 1999, but poverty rates in individual communities vary widely.

June 29, 2015

Summer Food Programs Scarce in Rural Kansas

Fewer than 1 in 10 of Kansas' low-income children received a summer meal in July 2014.

May 07, 2015

Can a Harlem Reform Model Work in Rural Mississippi?

The rural Promise Neighborhood has served more than 4,300 residents in the past few years but is struggling to become sustainable in a rural community.

April 29, 2015

U.S. Department of Ed. Announces $3 Million in Grants for Native Youth

The grants will support community-based college-and-career readiness strategies in Native communities.

April 15, 2015

Study: Youth Suicide Rates Higher in Rural Areas

An Ohio State University study finds that rural youth suicide rates are nearly double those of urban areas due to isolation and lack of access to mental health care.

March 31, 2015

Colorado's Child Poverty Rate Declines, Rural Poverty Persists

In rural Colorado, 23 percent of children live in poverty, compared to 17 percent statewide.

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