November 2011 Archives

Substance abuse is a bigger problem among rural youth than non-rural youth, and low expectations for students' futures are in part to blame.

A photography project on rural America documents scenes reflecting changing nature of those communities.

Health experts are studying Colorado's smallest and most isolated school districts to find out what's working and how it can be replicated in other rural communities.

China has been replacing village schools with boarding schools, and new research says this policy is having a negative effect on students.

Round-up of rural news, including one rural Illinois school that won't be closed, rural residents' thoughts on the future economy, and an Alaskan storm that damaged many rural communities.

The Center for Midwestern Initiatives, which helps rural schools do place-based education, build foundations, and recruit talented teachers, recently unveiled a website.

Rural Tennessee librarians expect the role and image of their libraries to change in the future to become more community-oriented gathering spaces, according to new study.

Positive changes in Native American students' motivation may be taking place in rural public high schools, says a 2010 study published in the Journal of American Indian Education.

The addition of a rural priority area to the federal Investing in Innovation competition has led to five rural groups being among the highest-rated applicants.

The Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellowship program awards fellowships to rural teachers to travel internationally and receive training on place-based learning.

Rural children and those from other areas tend to fare differently in the face of certain health and educational risks, says a new survey from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Ozarks Teacher Corps works to attract promising teachers to rural areas, and federal officials are checking it out to see whether it could be a national model.

Rural students take on multiple roles in schools, just like the educators who work there.


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