Reconnecting McDowell, a project led by the American Federation of Teachers to transform a low-achieving West Virginia school district, has established sometimes ambitious, sometimes ambiguous five-year goals.

Native education highlighted by National Dropout Prevention Center, and rural Alaska schools help battle high STD rates.

Family and peer characteristics are far more important than geographic location when looking at why students drop out of high school, according to new research published in the Journal of Research in Rural Education.

Five rural Tennessee districts are starting a professional development, prompted by the federal Investing in Innovation grant competition.

Sixty rural Missouri school districts are receiving intensive professional development, in-classroom coaching, and technology-rich classrooms as part of a $12 million federal Investing in Innovation grant, and the program recently received a visit from a top federal official.

Rural schools need to pay attention to students' "ABC"s, or their attendance, behavior, and course performance, because trouble in any of those areas can lead to bad outcomes.

Six rural STEM teachers saw community interactions, professional development, and school structures as both benefits and challenges to teaching in their rural schools, according to a new study.

The Internet can be a powerful equalizer for rural schools, but many small districts don't have the technology capacity to leverage that resource.

Digital stories created by rural teens reveal that their communities have a significant impact on their identity formation and community understanding.

Oklahoma's governor has told the state it's time to talk about restructuring schools, and consolidation is a big part of that conversation.


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