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July 24, 2014

Missouri Law Aims to Put Med. School Grads in Rural Areas

Rural children are more likely to be overweight, but often lack access to doctors and health care.

July 24, 2014

Nebraska Agency to Track Effects of 'Whole Child' Factors on Achievement

The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.

July 10, 2014

Too Few Kids Served by Mississippi's Summer Food Program

A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.

May 21, 2014

Bill Prioritizes Rural Schools for Summer Food Program

A bill proposed by House Republicans targets low-income rural children for a federal summer food pilot program.

May 14, 2014

Snapshots Gauge States on Whole-Child Indicators

The reports, created by the policy group ASCD, include indicators related to students' health, well-being, and civic involvement.

May 13, 2014

'Reconnecting McDowell' Buys Property for Teacher Housing

A private-public partnership is moving forward with efforts to recruit and retain teachers by building housing for educators in rural West Virginia.

April 01, 2014

U.S. Must Improve Outcomes for Minority Youth as Demographics Shift, Report Says

In "Race for Results," the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation created a new index that uses 12 educational, health, and economic factors to rank how children from major racial and ethnic groups fare in every state.

March 24, 2014

National Ag Day Focuses on Importance of Agriculture

March 25 marks National Ag Day organized by the Agriculture Council of America, which encourages educators to celebrate the day with their students.

March 14, 2014

Rural Children More Likely to Be Obese Than Urban Peers

Rural children are about 25 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than urban children, but rural communities are finding ways to fight the problem.

February 27, 2014

In Education, Bringing the Dark Matter Into the Light

In a new article for ESPN, celebrity statistician Nate Silver chronicles the rise of big data in professional sports -- and the considerable unknowns, or "Dark Matter," that remains. Sam Chaltain wonders about the implications his article has for public education -- and if it's possible for the opposing armies in the reform debates to find common ground over what should be measured in American schools, and why, and how.

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