The number of rural minority students who are learning disabled is rising, and some of that can be attributed to the overly broad method used to identify those children, according to a new study.

Rural Hispanic student enrollment and poverty increases appear to be most dramatic in the South and Southwest, according to Why Rural Matters 2011-12.

Enrollment in rural schools is growing faster than any other geographic area, and its students also are becoming increasingly poor and racially diverse, according to Why Rural Matters 2011-12 report released Tuesday.

Rural school districts can apply for $10,000 and $25,000 grants to support science and/or math programs, thanks to an expansion of the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education.

It isn't easy to start a rural charter school, but it's an option some communities are embracing as a means of preserving schools that otherwise might be shuttered.

The chief concerns of rural Minnesota school administrators fall into two categories a new study says: student achievement and fiscal management.

Rural Education blog describes the Top 10 most-read posts of 2011.

Calif. rural districts frustrated over state budget cuts for transportation, Virtual Learning Center in Maine attracts national interest, and grant opportunities announced for Native American education.

Colorado's rural schools have been in the limelight after a court ruled the state's funding system is flawed and the education department created a new council to focus on rural needs.

Districts that operate today's version of the one-room schoolhouse struggle financially because of low enrollment, but seek to make their buildings integral parts of the community, according to new study.


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