August 2013 Archives

The Rural Ed blog will be quiet the week of Sept. 1 while I take a few days off to do some traveling. I'll be back with fresh posts the week of Sept. 8, so stay tuned. Thanks for reading!...


New study of Oregon's tribal students hopes to be call to action to improve education for Native students.


Declining enrollment in West Virginia schools means difficult cuts for rural schools.


Rural school districts that can't offer face-to-face coaching turn to internet to provide mentoring.


Some North Dakota parents want a later start to the school year for the state, which is made mostly of rural school districts.


Rural Iowa parents think their children are less prepared in STEM subjects than parents who live in cities, according to new report.


More rural school districts considering switch to four-day weeks because they see it as better for students and teachers.


Advocates for rural after-school programs speak out about importance of programs and their concerns about future funding.


A new report estimates small, nonremote school districts account for $1 billion in funds that wouldn't have to be spent if they were larger.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan apologizes to Native American community for disproportionate effect of federal sequestration cuts.


Berea College in rural Kentucky launches new program to help two low-performing high schools improve graduation rates and increase college enrollment.


Charleston, S.C.-based nonprofit WINGS for Kids expands to first rural site as it eyes eventual national expansion.


A rural Kentucky college wins one of the biggest single donations INCLUDE A FIGURE--MB in history of higher education, and rural students and schools benefit from separate scholarship fund.


Study finds teachers in rural Appalachia have weak credentials, and that has long-term implications for the quality of instruction in those schools.


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