August 2011 Archives

John White, the U.S. Department of Education's Deputy Secretary for Rural Outreach, hosts first-ever rural education Twitter town hall.

John White, U.S. Department of Education's Deputy Secretary for Rural Outreach, hosts the agency's first rural forum on Twitter tomorrow at 3 p.m.

National Rural Education Association names Kristi Ramon, a 1st grade Reading Recovery and intervention teacher, as Rural Teacher of the Year.

Eighteen percent of the country's lowest-performing schools that will receive federal School Improvement Grant are rural, according to analysis from Education Sector.

A rural Indiana rockstar superintendent nominee finds a way to do 1:1 technology in small, high-poverty district.

Rural school districts battling state budget cuts opt for four-day weeks as a solution.

Rural children often face longer commutes than their urban peers, and the West Virginia Board of Education is hoping a pilot program will make that a more productive time for students.

Researchers study one group of rural teachers' definition of respect and its implications for training teachers to manage student behavior.

Rural schools often have stronger parent involvement and greater community support than their urban counterparts, but more needs to be done to improve college completion rates for rural students, according to new White House Rural Council report

Two Kansas State University professors offered educators in a new study three suggestions on working with special needs or low-income students—provide special programs for female students with disabilities, consider the hardships of low-income families when creating family involvement programs, and act as an advocate for anti-poverty programs.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with Rural Education Blog about roundtable discussion with rural superintendents, principals and business leaders as part of his involvement with the White House Rural Council.

"Transforming the Rural South: A Roadmap to Improving Rural Education" report released Tuesday by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education offers six priority areas for improving rural schools,

Recommendations from the National Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America target four major areas: rural infrastructure, flexibility in implementing rural improvement strategies, lack of job opportunities in rural America, and general improvement.

Rural schools have lower college enrollment rates, and Loving High School uses dual credit courses to make courses relevant and encourage students to go to college.

A new Web page will highlight the work of teachers and students in rural areas, and events are planned focusing on challenges and opportunities in rural education.


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