July 2011 Archives

Rural schools have lower college enrollment rates, and Patton Springs Schools uses dual credit courses to help encourage students to go to college.


Non-academic factors impede rural students' ability to graduate from high school and go on to college.


Secure Rural Schools Act funding that helps many rural communities in national forest areas make up for the loss of timber revenue is set to expire in September.


The Southeast Regional Rural Education Summit stimulated discussions on a host of rural education issues.


The Southeast Regional Rural Education Summit stimulates discussions on host of rural education issues.


State Collaborative on Reforming Education hosts Southeast Regional Rural Education Summit in Nashville, July 19 and 20


The New England Network for Personalization and Performance is a group of mostly rural, secondary schools in New England that are using federal Investing in Innovation grant money to change the way they teach and assess students.


Lawmakers introduce All Children Are Equal Act, which would change the Title 1 funding formula to benefit poor, rural schools.


A recent article by the University of Virginia's Amy Azano in the Journal of Research in Rural Education explores the benefits and drawbacks of one teacher's use of place-based instruction in a rural high school.


A bill to change the Title 1 funding formula likely will be introduced early next week, according to the Formula Fairness Campaign.


John White, the U.S. Department of Education's deputy assistant secretary for rural outreach, puts out a call for rural education nominees for the White House's Champion of Change program, which recognizes Americans who are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.


Rural Schools Partnership, project of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, finds success in raising funds and recruiting rural educators, officials say.


The Rural School and Community Trust is launching a new project, the Center for Midwestern Initiatives, and it will be led by Gary Funk, former president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.


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