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Teacher turnover rates have reached a 15-year high in Colorado, with rural districts leading the state.

A Wisconsin district has increased its percentage of Native teachers and is seeing improved outcomes for students.

Fifty-five percent of rural Oregon students included in the study enrolled in college, compared to 63 percent of non-rural students.

After losing its principal, a rural Maine school is transitioning to a teacher-led model.

A set of essays by education researchers and academics focuses on strategies state K-12 officials can use and encourage in rural schools to achieve better results.

Now that the "Woodstock charm" that attracted many students to smaller, more rural colleges in the 1960's has worn off, many of these colleges are struggling to stay relevant and attract students.

Many students involved in the national study avoided summer learning loss and in some cases, showed reading improvement between spring and fall.

The districts would be able to design and administer tests in lieu of the state assessments.

The law would require the state, school districts, and tribes to collaborate on curricula and lesson resources.

The rural Promise Neighborhood has served more than 4,300 residents in the past few years but is struggling to become sustainable in a rural community.

Many rural schools rely on federal funding to serve students from migrant families, but that funding disappear when families settle down.


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