Nearly 45 percent of children in rural McDowell County, West Virginia do not live with their parents and many are being raised by grandparents.
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February 05, 2015
February 04, 2015
A two-part series by Learning Matters TV, for PBS Newshour, explores the 'deep-rooted' challenges facing rural West Virginia schools.
November 21, 2014
Rural districts have seen a sharp increase in homeless students possibly due to growing child-poverty rates.
November 18, 2014
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
The rate of incarcerated youth in West Virginia has grown more than any other state since 2001.
September 23, 2014
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
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
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.
August 20, 2014
The task force recommended that the state focus on economic and education factors to improve health in rural areas.
August 12, 2014
The report found that children in rural Ohio face more health issues than their urban peers due to poverty and a lack of resources.