November 2012 Archives

The school system in rural Hamblen County, Tenn., has seen dramatic demographic changes in the last decade, and its progress in meeting the challenges have won it a statewide honor.

Oregon researchers study childhood obesity in rural communities while Alaska rural advocates discuss ways to preserve their schools.

The Native Indian Education Association has released recommendations for ways to strengthen the federal government's commitment to Native American children.

The Rural Ed blog rounds up two pieces of noteworthy news: a report that shows rural Georgia students are less prepared for college, and a package on the lasting impact of consolidation.

Three of the 20 winners in the $150 million third round of the federal Investing in Innovation competition claimed the rural priority.

Since 1990, November has been celebrated as Native American Heritage Month, and Native students are a significantly rural population.

Students at a school in rural Maine run a computer-repair shop and cultivate a garden in efforts aimed at aligning their academic work with community needs.

Rural Arizona charter school with Navajo roots receives national attention for its innovation as the first solar- and wind-powered public school in the country.

Ensuring students are surrounded by caring adults as well as helping them think about their postsecondary goals are two themes that came up repeatedly during a recent U.S. Department of Education webinar on preventing rural dropouts.

One rural Virginia school district has defied the odds to become a leader in the state for its dual-enrollment offerings.

Reconnecting McDowell, a project led by the American Federation of Teachers to transform a low-achieving West Virginia school district, has established sometimes ambitious, sometimes ambiguous five-year goals.

Native education highlighted by National Dropout Prevention Center, and rural Alaska schools help battle high STD rates.

Family and peer characteristics are far more important than geographic location when looking at why students drop out of high school, according to new research published in the Journal of Research in Rural Education.


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