December 2013 Archives

Rural Ed looks back on most popular posts from 2013, and Teach For America initiative tops the list.

Rural Ed blog takes a few days off for holidays. New posts will return the week of Dec. 30.

Rural, low-income Minnesota students are getting access to professional musicians through virtual classes.

Rural Ohio collaborative is biggest winner in statewide innovation grant competition to develop a new personalized learning network.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan passed over other higher-scoring applications to fund two rural projects in the second round of the Race to the Top district contest.

Crossett Brook Middle in Vermont becomes state leader for having the largest solar installation in a school.

Minnesota is having a hard time finding agriculture teachers, and the same problem is expected to crop in schools nationwide.

The challenges and successes of a remote Nevada school efforts to use federal School Improvement Grant funds are being chronicled by the Center on School Turnaround.

New report recommends three strategies as three ways districts, particularly small ones, can better serve their highest-need, special education students.

Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative, which aims to increase the number of adults with high school and college degrees, recently received $2 million boost.

A new study plans to evaluate differences between rural and non-rural high school students' college enrollment patterns.

Start of deer hunting season triggers shut down of some rural Missouri Ozark schools.


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