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American Institutes of Research Vice President Mark Schneider asserts that "there is no cachet in studying rural areas," and gives evidence to support his position.


A bill changing the way federal Title I money is distributed expected in coming weeks, according to Rural School and Community Trust.


Agriculture in the Classroom programs aim to improve agricultural literacy in pre-K through 12th grade schools.


Walton Rural Life Center, in rural Walton, Kan., redesigned its curriculum to integrate agriculture into all classes, and ranks in the top 5 percent of all Kansas schools in academics.


Rural schools are challenged by state and federal funding systems that deprive them of the money to provide a quality education, according to article in March issue of Phi Delta Kappan.


A new University of New Hampshire study tracking births vs. death rates in rural counties has implications for schools and other community institutions.


Rural students often look beyond counselors and use a wide variety of sources for information about their futures, says an article in the Journal of Counseling & Development.


Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District, near Corpus Christi, Texas, is highlighted in an article for its school improvement; all of its three schools outscore state averages.


President creates White House Rural Council to strengthen rural communities, and education is one of 10 key components to making that happen.


Federal officials search for reviewers, particularly those in rural areas, to help grade Investing in Innovation Fund grant applications.


Article in Journal of Research in Rural Education explores how three rural districts boosted students' test scores by implementing a rigorous reading program that included improving teachers' instruction.


The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture encourages rural schools to form partnerships with programs run through Cooperative Extension System offices.


The U.S. Department of Education makes rural schools a priority in the new round of the federal Investing in Innovation competition.


The Formula Fairness campaign contends some high-poverty rural school districts would be better off without Title I funding formula provisions intended to help them.


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