June 2013 Archives

A new council dedicated to Native Americans should help strengthen the federal government's efforts relative to Native students and their education, according to the leader of a Native student advocacy group.

Some rural school districts have to wait more than three years to receive federal Impact Aid funding, but a new proposal would ensure they receive the money more quickly.

The N.C. group hoping to increase the state's rural charter schools is criticized by traditional and rural school advocates who say their efforts will hurt existing schools.

Small, rural New York school districts are continuing to explore ideas to combat declining enrollment and funds.

Federal officials are seeking grant applications to finance broadband in rural areas (including schools), and a new federal report shows some rural residents have even less high-speed access than previously understood.

The ongoing sequester continues to affect schools nationwide, but those cuts may be especially hard on Native American students.

Senators vote down proposed amendment to create Office of Rural Education in U.S. Department of Education.

A survey of educators in 13 rural Arizona counties revealed a "desperate situation" that has led one foundation to donate $15 million over three years.

Senators reintroduce proposal to create federal office of rural education policy to give rural students and teachers a stronger voice in policy-making.

A Tennessee nonprofit produces guidebooks to share best practices of award-winning rural schools and districts.

Rural Virginia community colleges are banding together in a new project to increase residents' educational attainment.

Many rural schoolhouses are threatened by shrinking enrollment and increasing costs.


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