April 2012 Archives

Urban Florida students have higher participation rates in college-level courses, but they're less likely to earn credit for those classes than their rural classmates, according to a survey of a handful of Florida schools.


Oklahoma teachers in small, rural districts have the highest base salaries this school year, according to new analysis.


A group of U.S. senators ask U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan not to put rural districts at a disadvantage in the new 2012 Race to the Top competition for districts.


Agricultural education programs that promote postsecondary education and careers will be enhanced under a new inter-agency agreement announced Wednesday.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a summit on rural education and economic development that his rural education agenda revolves around teachers, capacity, technology, and college access.


Reconnecting McDowell partnership launches juvenile drug court to handle the prescription drug abuse among youth.


Remote Alaska school captures nation's attention last year with trip to California, and with the threat of closure looming, students have their eyes this year on making it to Washington, D.C.


Rural schools are enrolling increasingly diverse student populations, and a rural Colorado community has founded an academy to help its growing migrant student population.


Rural Americans have improved some areas of their educational attainment in the past 40 years, but the gap between rural and urban areas for residents with college degrees is growing.


One rural Kansas school district is receiving national attention for its high-performing students and near-perfect track record on state exams.


Advocates for Native American students fear the state No Child Left Behind Act waivers may end up allowing schools and districts to ignore Native students and lead to a loss of information on their progress.


Rural Community Alliance unites rural Arkansas communities to advocate for rural schools.


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