One rural North Carolina high school with large Native student population gives lessons on best teaching practices.

Three rural Alabama schools that won federal Green Ribbon Awards show off environmental education efforts and energy efficient campuses.

One high-poverty rural elementary school in South Carolina found a way to rally community support and improve morale—start a marching band.

One Tennessee food bank uses school buses to feed rural children during summer months.

A rural school in the Mississippi Delta epitomizes the struggle of rural schools nationwide to attract and retain good teachers.

Two middle schools, one in California and another in North Carolina, say their share of a federal grant has helped them support teachers and improve school culture.

New federal requirements for employee health insurance could be particularly difficult for rural school districts.

A new council dedicated to Native Americans should help strengthen the federal government's efforts relative to Native students and their education, according to the leader of a Native student advocacy group.

Some rural school districts have to wait more than three years to receive federal Impact Aid funding, but a new proposal would ensure they receive the money more quickly.

The N.C. group hoping to increase the state's rural charter schools is criticized by traditional and rural school advocates who say their efforts will hurt existing schools.


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