January 2012 Archives

Alaska agrees to settle an educational-funding equity case, and a rural Texas school district shutting down sports program.

The Center for Midwestern Initiatives offers a booklet, Web site and video for rural schools interested in developing community foundations to support them.

On the U.S. Department of Education's "Homeroom" blog, four National Board Certified teachers discuss the challenges they face in the classroom, including a lack of technology and funding, and teacher retention.

Purposefully designed field trips help at-risk rural students make connections between classroom and real-world jobs or training, according to new study.

From how California's bus cuts are hurting rural schools to rural Kansas schools bracing for Baby Boomers impending retirement, here's a few rural education stories worth nothing.

Supporting a new formula for the distribution of federal money and establishing a new federal Office of Rural Education are among the top priorities of the country's oldest rural education advocacy group, the National Rural Education Association.

The number of rural minority students who are learning disabled is rising, and some of that can be attributed to the overly broad method used to identify those children, according to a new study.

Rural Hispanic student enrollment and poverty increases appear to be most dramatic in the South and Southwest, according to Why Rural Matters 2011-12.

Enrollment in rural schools is growing faster than any other geographic area, and its students also are becoming increasingly poor and racially diverse, according to Why Rural Matters 2011-12 report released Tuesday.

Rural school districts can apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to support science and/or math programs, thanks to an expansion of the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education.

It isn't easy to start a rural charter school, but it's an option some communities are embracing as a means of preserving schools that otherwise might be shuttered.

The chief concerns of rural Minnesota school administrators fall into two categories a new study says: student achievement and fiscal management.


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