July 2013 Archives

A program in eastern North Carolina that helps rural schools grow their own teachers receives a boost with a $2.28 million, five-year grant.

Some say it's a common and widespread myth that the tradition of a summer break started in rural communities.

Rural Appalachian schools in Ohio say the state's newest budget is the worst for poor districts in decades.

Penn State Associate Professor Mark Brennan will serve as Chair of Rural Community, Leadership and Youth Development for UNESCO.

Rural residents see preschool programs for low-income children as one good strategy to boost the local economy, according to a new survey.

Some Rural Missouri school leaders say they're concerned about a lack of emphasis on rural schools' needs in the state's educational reforms.

One rural North Carolina high school with large Native student population gives lessons on best teaching practices.

Three rural Alabama schools that won federal Green Ribbon Awards show off environmental education efforts and energy efficient campuses.

One high-poverty rural elementary school in South Carolina found a way to rally community support and improve morale—start a marching band.

One Tennessee food bank uses school buses to feed rural children during summer months.

A rural school in the Mississippi Delta epitomizes the struggle of rural schools nationwide to attract and retain good teachers.

Two middle schools, one in California and another in North Carolina, say their share of a federal grant has helped them support teachers and improve school culture.

New federal requirements for employee health insurance could be particularly difficult for rural school districts.


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