August 2012 Archives

Place-based education and virtual field trips can be beneficial to students regardless of where they live, but these two strategies can be particularly helpful to rural students.

In some of Alaska's most remote classrooms, one rural district administrator is using virtual learning to raise students' math scores.

A new $1.9 million, four-year study hopes to figure out what it takes to get rural middle school students ready for algebra.

The way charter schools are funded can have serious effects on the budgets of small, rural districts, according to new analysis from the Rural School and Community Trust.

Few states hire officials who are dedicated to rural education, but one of the states that does just hired someone new for the job.

New report shows Nevada's rural districts receiving too much money. In most other states, rural districts are fighting for more money.

Despite a smaller number of applicants than other priority areas, a similar percentage of rural education groups qualify to submit "development" grant proposals in the 2012 federal Investing in Innovation competition.

A rural Kentucky school featured in a national magazine is being billed as one of the country's greenest.

Peer-mediation instruction and intervention programs could be a good option for rural schools looking for ways to address the communication and social needs of autistic students.

It's been two months since we've heard any formal update from the West Virginia project aimed at turning around one of the state's lowest-achieving school districts, and the latest news is a mix of promise and setbacks.

Poor, rural children are more likely to become struggling readers because they lack access to services and resources that could benefit them, but a new study has found classroom teachers can be as effective with those students as non-struggling readers in a regular classroom.

A handful of rural gifted students got the chance this summer to spend time in a three-week residential program, and many liked it so much they didn't want to go home.

Rural Illinois residents named adequacy of school funding as the most serious education issue facing their communities during a listening tour.


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