October 2013 Archives

The Northeast Leadership Academy in North Carolina won a federal grant to expand its training program for rural school principals.


Rural Idaho teachers who are using blended learning say it benefits their instruction, but many teachers haven't incorporated it into their classrooms yet, according to a new study.


Rural school advocate is skeptical of $100 million Alabama proposal to replace its textbooks with computers.


A project launched this year hopes to call attention to and stimulate improvement in a crescent-shaped swath of the South that lags the country.


Secure Rural Schools program, which provides funding for rural schools in timber-rich counties, has been granted one-year temporary extention.


Working memory problems seem to differ between students in rural and urban poverty, according to a new study.


New curriculum covering the Dust Bowl of the 1930s being developed by rural education leader for Oklahoma school districts.


Although poverty has a bigger effect on college enrollment than geographic location, rural students still have worse enrollment and persistence rates than their urban classmates, according to a new study.


Many rural states as well as those with a large number of small districts are lagging the country on implementing performance-based tests for prospective teachers.


Alaska's rural school districts see higher teacher turnover rate and have a tough time keeping teachers.


The number of school districts nationally has declined significantly, but it hasn't put a damper on some communities desire to protect their schools.


Researchers encourage rural school leaders to capitalize on strong community relationships and opportunities for active learning to prevent high school dropouts.


Rural School and Community Trust reviews its top advocacy priorities in message to launch 2013-14 school year.


A Teach for America manager encourages greater focus on the problems of poor, children in the rural South who lack high-quality education options.


Four rural Ohio school districts look to Chinese students as a way to boost their district's financial well-being.


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