Rural students are less likely to attend college than their non-rural peers.
The majority of Iowa's counties have experienced population declines since 2010.
Legislation to provide funds to poor and rural school districts will likely die in the legislative session this year.
Countries like Australia, Japan, and Korea have offered credit toward promotion and travel funds to attract and retain rural teachers.
The report found that technical assistance was key for helping schools implement a transformation model.
Two bills would aim to preserve Native languages and remove control of tribal schools from the Bureau of Indian Education.
If signed into law, the legislation would help rural Colorado districts find and retain teachers.
Legislation proposed or passed in several states is attempting to erase or reduce the burden of loans for teachers who work in rural areas.
Schools stand to lose a lot of funding if the Secure Rural Schools program is not reauthorized.
One rural district says student-led conferences have boosted parent involvement rates.