April 2014 Archives

New federal data show that several rural states have the highest four-year graduation rates, but disparities persist between student groups.

A new study shows that rural girls in Pennsylvania are more likely to earn good grades and aspire to attend a four-year college than their male peers.

Rural schools in Wisconsin are sharing teachers and utilizing distance learning to save money without cutting courses.

Efforts to improve a struggling West Virginia community will expand this year to include an internship and mentorship program for high school students.

A new report says Native American students in Washington state are more likely to face suspension or expulsion than white or Hispanic peers.

New federal funds will help schools in Alaska improve professional development for teachers and increase learning opportunities for students.

A new scholarship and loan assistance program seeks to mitigate a shortage of agriculture teachers in Nebraska.

Representative Dave Loebsack, a rural education advocate from Iowa, will serve as top Democrat for a House K-12 policy subcommittee.

The Univ. of Illinois is struggling to recruit rural students who are already less likely to attend college.

A new study finds continued evidence that rural students are less likely to attend college than their peers and are more likely to opt for two-year or non-selective schools.

A U.S. Department of Education study found that rural schools encounter additional challenges that possibly hinder school improvement.

Education reporter Jackie Mader is the new Rural Education blogger.

Rural education blogger Diette Casey has taken a new job, and EdWeek has tapped Jackie Mader to continue its Rural Ed blog.

Teach For American has seen its number of Native corps members increase, and it has been recognized by a Native publication as a top place for STEM professionals to work.

A Finnish study finds rural schools are critical for bringing the community together and being a sign of a "living village."


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