October 2011 Archives

The two areas where rural-focused groups lost the most points on their federal Investing in Innovation program applications were: research evidence and evaluation plan, according to preliminary findings by the Rural School and Community Trust.


The Senate education committee's rewrite of the NCLB law has rural education advocates divided on whether it goes far enough in addressing the needs of rural students.


A rural Iowa community plans to turn 128-year-old school house into a rural education museum, and similar efforts are happening nationwide.


New Mexico Rural Revitalization Initiative encourages school-based businesses for community's benefit, but the state legislature eliminated funding for it last school year.


President Obama visits North Carolina high school that's participating in the Appalachian Higher Education network and has seen improvements in its college-going rate.


Rural Alaskan schools scored a victory when the state agreed to settle a 14-year-old lawsuit that alleged funding inequities.


Utah governor put spotlight on rural schools and communities during a statewide tour.


The federal Wind Powering America program believes wind development in rural areas is one of the "most promising crops of the 21st century" and offers wind turbine grants to rural schools.


Residents of rural communities talked about education more than any other issue in visits by White House officials to rural areas, a new report says.


Rural and nonrural areas of Kentucky have similar rates of superintendent turnover during a 10-year period, study finds.


Rural students face a number of challenges in going on to higher education, and one of those is their parents and communities, educators say.


Advocates say place-based learning can help students and teachers in impoverished, rural schools see their communities in new ways and give lessons real-world connections.


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