April 2013 Archives

Consolidating small, rural districts could erode community's trust in schools, making it difficult to raise taxes in the future.

Place-based math education is easier to teach about than to put into practice in rural classrooms, according to new study.

Some rural school officials told federal leaders to keep their districts in mind when creating new grant guidelines for school security funding.

Instructional services, wrap-around services, and economic development are focus areas for Reconnecting McDowell, an AFT-led partnership in rural West Virginia.

Rural communities with scenic and recreational amenities gained family-age population (adults with children) between 2000 and 2010.

Collaboration and partnerships are two strategies rural schools should pursue in their effort to provide students a high-quality education.

A rough winter forced many rural Minnesota school districts to close more frequently, and now school leaders are worried students haven't had enough time to prepare for the state assessment this spring.

Teach for America creates new Rural School Leaders Academy to help develop teachers in rural areas and put them on the path to school leadership.

Rural communities build teacher housing projects to help recruit and retain educators.

Rural teachers don't think much differently than their peers in more-populated areas about their ability to teach the Common Core State Standards.

Federal officials visited Kentucky last week to take a closer look at its rural Race to the Top district winner as a national model.

Two programs helping rural at-risk students offer tips for school leaders and community partners on supporting students.

The Obama Administration contends $17.9 million already distributed to rural communities is subject to the sequester, but a group of bipartisan lawmakers disagrees and is fighting back.


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