The rural Tunica County school district has struggled with academic performance for years.

Native Youths from 230 tribes discussed education, well-being, and health issues with members of the Obama administration.

The program will allow 30 special education teachers to receive virtual training on working with students with severe disabilities.

The small, rural district will not use student test scores in teacher evaluations this year.

Fewer than 1 in 10 of Kansas' low-income children received a summer meal in July 2014.

The small, rural school has used federal money to hire specialists and provide interventions to struggling students.

The series will follow four recent graduates and explore the many factors that influence rural brain drain.

About 28 percent of rural graduates enrolled in a college that was less selective than they were qualified for, compared to about 24 percent of nonrural students.

The bill will increase per-pupil funding at tribal schools and will provide more money for schools that serve Native American students.

The proposal aims to fill teaching positions in rural schools.


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