May 2011 Archives

New England Network for Personalization and Peformance, a federal i3 grant recipient, shares ideas on how to be innovative in a rural setting.


Lincoln High School, in McClellanville, S.C., finds a creative solution to meet students' and community members' needs by opening student-run nail salon.


U.S. Secretary of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will give the commencement address at rural Bridgeport High, in Bridgeport, Wash., a school that was a finalist in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.


Principals of Native American rural schools struggle to overcome technological leadership challenges, including unreceptive staff, a lack of technology coordinators, and isolation and poverty.


Fuel costs are causing big problems for small districts where bus routes span long distances.


Legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, would make the Investing in Innovation Act permanent, and rural schools would benefit from proposed changes.


U.S. Senator Max Baucus of Montana proposes creating an Office of Rural Education in the Department of Education.


Rural and urban third graders' reading levels fell short of their suburban peers, according to a brief from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.


Bridgeport High School comes up short in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge for President Obama to speak at its graduation.


The U.S. Department of Education gives educators an opportunity to offer input on technical assistance provided by Comprehensive Centers.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office makes grants and loans to improve rural communities' economic stability and quality of life.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan challenges rural schools to have higher completion rates, speaking at the National Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America.


Bridgeport High, a rural high school in Washington state, is one of three finalists in the running for President Obama to deliver its commencement address.


Consolidation receives mixed reviews in recent reports despite some lawmakers' push to merge smaller, rural districts.


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