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Rural high schools in New York with higher than average graduation rates tend to utilize partnerships, data, remediation, and dropout prevention strategies.

At a forum in Ohio, Arne Duncan highlighted efforts to improve rural schools and outcomes for rural children.

The two-year program prepares administrators to work in fourteen rural districts in northeastern North Carolina.

Several organizations are urging the FCC to reconsider its adoption of the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of rural and urban in E-rate discount decisions.

Six tribes will use $1.2 million in federal funds to conduct research and develop plans to control schools on tribal land.

A five-year grant aims to increase the number of rural students interested in biomedical and health careers in Alaska.

During the 2010-11 school year, about 59 percent of rural high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 55 percent of their urban peers.

A new Educare early-childhood school will mix research-based instruction with Native culture and language.

In 2011, minority students, including American Indians and Alaska Natives, made up only 10 percent of the workforce in science and engineering jobs.

The rate of incarcerated youth in West Virginia has grown more than any other state since 2001.

Rural students are less likely to have access to STEM programs to build interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

As more music and arts classes hit the chopping block, rural music teachers say they rely on outside money to keep those programs alive.

Native American teachers are underrepresented in schools nationwide.

Only 16 percent of charter schools are in rural areas, and some question whether they benefit rural communities.

Only 25 percent of Native students completed the requirements for college admittance to the University of California and the California State University systems in the 2011-12 school year.


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