May 2012 Archives

Food trucks are the latest trend in the culinary world, and some school districts, including those in rural areas, are using them to feed students on summer vacation.


Rural administrators who want to prepare and support culturally diverse teachers need to vary recruitment strategies, seek partnerships, and promote a culture of collaboration, according to a new study.


Poor rural Massachusetts students generally are outperforming their urban peers, and that's a change from 10 years ago when they were further behind, according to new analysis.


Study shows rural students have more access to community social resources that should help them earn college degrees, but they trail their nonrural peers in doing so, largely because of poverty.


A new superintendent, plans to create teacher housing, and a documentary in production are just a few pieces of news coming out of rural McDowell County, the site of a collaboration of private and public partners to turnaround the failing West Virginia school district.


The college attainment gap between rural and urban counties has widened in the past 40 years, and that has economic consequences for rural communities, according to new project.


The first national survey of rural special education teachers recommended more training as a means of improving retention, according to a new study in a recent issue of the Rural Special Education Quarterly.


College visits and ACT preparation workshops key to increasing rural students' college enrollment rates, study says.


Four rural districts collaborate to share services, and study finds some strategies more effective than others.


Reports on rural news of the day, including rural California districts losing dropout prevention program because of budget cuts and a rural Colorado after-school program being penalized for not following the rules.


A rural school advocate offers strategies for mobilizing the community and building will to tackle education issues.


Federal webinar on dropout prevention strategies features rural Texas district that created an academy to dramatically reduce its number of dropouts.


Federal officials host a rural education technology summit, and Nebraska reflects on a seven-year old decision to shutter some of its smallest, rural schools.


While rural West Virginia districts have had the highest prekindergarten participation rates for the past decade, non-rural districts have caught up in recent years, according to a new study by the Regional Education Laboratory Appalachia.


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