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Five rural Tennessee districts are starting a professional development, prompted by the federal Investing in Innovation grant competition.


Sixty rural Missouri school districts are receiving intensive professional development, in-classroom coaching, and technology-rich classrooms as part of a $12 million federal Investing in Innovation grant, and the program recently received a visit from a top federal official.


Rural schools need to pay attention to students' "ABC"s, or their attendance, behavior, and course performance, because trouble in any of those areas can lead to bad outcomes.


Six rural STEM teachers saw community interactions, professional development, and school structures as both benefits and challenges to teaching in their rural schools, according to a new study.


The Internet can be a powerful equalizer for rural schools, but many small districts don't have the technology capacity to leverage that resource.


Digital stories created by rural teens reveal that their communities have a significant impact on their identity formation and community understanding.


Oklahoma's governor has told the state it's time to talk about restructuring schools, and consolidation is a big part of that conversation.


A high-profile rural Kansas charter school is touted as an example of why thatt model may help boost achievement in rural areas.


A regional webinar digs into the challenges and opportunities dual enrollment programs offer for rural schools..


The nation's leading advocacy group for Native American students has named a new leader, Ahniwake Rose.


A proposal turned down for federal Investing in Innovation funds shows promise in a scaled-down version implemented in six rural schools.


Professional development can be expensive and time-intensive for rural districts, but a new study highlights an approach that may help.


Shaun Martin, a runner and Native American from Arizona, wins Rural Teacher of the Year Award from the National Rural Education Association.


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