More than 40 public and private groups are joining forces to turn around one of the country's worst rural school districts, hoping to use it as a model to improve other rural schools.

Stories have been cropping up this past week about rural schools receiving federal money to improve their distance-learning offerings, and most of it's coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.

Remote schools often struggle with a lack of technology infrastructure, money, and tech-proficient staff and community partners, an article in T.H.E. Journal says.

A White House initiative aims to expand and improve educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students, and leaders of those communities welcomed the news.

Researchers debate the Direct Instruction model in teaching reading to rural students, in a series of Journal of Research in Rural Education articles.

Rural Alaska teachers will attend cultural immersion camps to help them better understand the remote Native villages they will encounter.

Rural schools can help first-year, career changing teachers by helping them adjust to their new communities and encouraging them to develop mentors, according to a new study.

Developing a first-rate curriculum, attracting and retaining high-quality teachers, and addressing declining enrollment are the top three issues facing small, rural Illinois superintendents, according to a new study.

Hispanic communities are on the rise in rural towns throughout the Great Plains, and Hispanic educators nationally are hard to find.

Substance abuse is a bigger problem among rural youth than non-rural youth, and low expectations for students' futures are in part to blame.


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