The Ozarks Teacher Corps works to attract promising teachers to rural areas, and federal officials are checking it out to see whether it could be a national model.
Rural students take on multiple roles in schools, just like the educators who work there.
The two areas where rural-focused groups lost the most points on their federal Investing in Innovation program applications were: research evidence and evaluation plan, according to preliminary findings by the Rural School and Community Trust.
The Senate education committee's rewrite of the NCLB law has rural education advocates divided on whether it goes far enough in addressing the needs of rural students.
A rural Iowa community plans to turn 128-year-old school house into a rural education museum, and similar efforts are happening nationwide.
New Mexico Rural Revitalization Initiative encourages school-based businesses for community's benefit, but the state legislature eliminated funding for it last school year.
President Obama visits North Carolina high school that's participating in the Appalachian Higher Education network and has seen improvements in its college-going rate.
Rural Alaskan schools scored a victory when the state agreed to settle a 14-year-old lawsuit that alleged funding inequities.
Utah governor put spotlight on rural schools and communities during a statewide tour.
The federal Wind Powering America program believes wind development in rural areas is one of the "most promising crops of the 21st century" and offers wind turbine grants to rural schools.