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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.

February 05, 2015

W.Va. Partnership Supports Grandparents in Raising School-Age Children

Nearly 45 percent of children in rural McDowell County, West Virginia do not live with their parents and many are being raised by grandparents.

February 04, 2015

Rural W.Va. District Combats Community Woes Through Partnership

A two-part series by Learning Matters TV, for PBS Newshour, explores the 'deep-rooted' challenges facing rural West Virginia schools.

November 21, 2014

Student Homelessness Increases in Rural Kansas

Rural districts have seen a sharp increase in homeless students possibly due to growing child-poverty rates.

November 18, 2014

Dearth of School Nurses Impacts Health and Education in Rural Mississippi

More than 12,300 students across Mississippi attend school daily in a district with no nurse, and often without access to doctors or health clinics.

October 14, 2014

Rural Areas Vulnerable to School-to-Prison Pipelines

The rate of incarcerated youth in West Virginia has grown more than any other state since 2001.

September 23, 2014

Report: Rural Children Increasingly Dependent on Public Health Insurance

Nearly 50 percent of rural children rely on public health insurance programs due to increasing poverty levels and temporary jobs in rural areas.

September 12, 2014

Study: Rural New Hampshire Youth Struggle With Substance Abuse, Unemployment

The study found that youth in rural New Hampshire have poor perceptions of job opportunities in the area, and are more likely to be depressed or abuse substances than other rural youth.

September 10, 2014

Philanthropic Investments Focus on Rural Boys of Color

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is partnering with regional philanthropies to fund efforts that support African American, Latino, and Native American boys and young men living in the South and Southwest.

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