The bill would use state funds to help rural districts acquire federal E-rate technology funds.

The initiatives aim to encourage and reward rural communities that prioritize improving rural child poverty.

Sharing resources, teachers, and professional development may be the best way for districts to increase opportunity without cost, the report found.

Utah teachers who work in schools with large populations of Native students would receive a salary bonus.

Rural districts in Wisconsin have seen rising costs and declines in enrollment more than any other school district locale.

The study will focus on how early childhood education impacts rural children.

A distance education home-school program in Alaska has seen consistent growth from rural families.

State lawmakers must create a plan to improve rural schools in response to a 2014 state Supreme Court ruling.

Between 2000 and 2014, the percentage of rural residents who earned a bachelor's degree or higher rose from 15 percent to 19 percent.

Many districts are lacking substitute teachers or must relinquish long-term substitutes due to a Washington state law.


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