The lawsuit claims that rural districts in New Jersey have been underfunded compared to the state's urban districts.

Teachers can access lesson plans and resources to teach students about possible careers as an agricultural educator.

The Waterford Institute has expanded a Utah in-home pre-K program to reach rural families.

Nearly 50 percent of rural children rely on public health insurance programs due to increasing poverty levels and temporary jobs in rural areas.

Nearly 75 percent of teachers in Alaska are from outside the state, but many districts struggle to keep those teachers.

Funding from the Connect Ed program has allowed the rural district to upgrade its infrastructure and provide high-speed Internet access to students and teachers.

The district, which has only two schools, is in debt and is facing a decrease in state support.

The study found that youth in rural New Hampshire have poor perceptions of job opportunities in the area, and are more likely to be depressed or abuse substances than other rural youth.

Twenty percent of low-income families in the state say that a lack of child care has kept them from getting or holding onto a job.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is partnering with regional philanthropies to fund efforts that support African American, Latino, and Native American boys and young men living in the South and Southwest.


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