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Native student advocate says the poor conditions of Bureau of Indian Education schools must be addressed.


A "first of its kind" analysis shows that teens in rural counties face the greatest risk of pregnancy, according to new research.


Broadband access is a critical issue for rural schools, and that fact recently has been underscored by a state schools superintendent and new contest.


One rural Michigan school district, Stockbridge Community Schools, is turning to prekindergarten classes to give its children the best chance at long-term success.


School safety has become one of the most discussed education issues nationwide, and it's the newest addition to the list of 2013 priorities for the National Rural Education Advocacy Coalition.


El Dorado Promise, a scholarship program for students in one rural Arkansas high school, is helping better students' test scores as early as junior high.


Roughly 800 of the country's 1,200 community colleges are in rural areas, and leaders of those institutions come together for Rural Community College Day.


The Kentucky Coal County College Completion Scholarship Program is a pilot program in nine rural Kentucky coal counties, and lawmakers will consider expanding it to 34 counties.


The National Indian Education Association is expressing concern for Native students' graduation rates, soliciting input on draft legislation, and encouraging advocates to register for an upcoming legislative summit.


A new report shows the challenges facing rural McDowell County, W.Va., aren't getting any easier, but a one-year-old public-private partnership hopes to change that.


The majority of Kentucky parents want the state's dropout age increased from 16 to 18 years old, and some think that could help improve graduation rates.


One rural New York superintendent, Skip Hults, has found an innovative way to boost student diversity and enrollment while helping the district's bottom line: enroll international students.


Some rural Colorado schools are putting more-expensive local beef on lunch menus because they think it's healthier and tastes better.


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