Skidmore-Tynan Independent School District, near Corpus Christi, Texas, is highlighted in an article for its school improvement; all of its three schools outscore state averages.

President creates White House Rural Council to strengthen rural communities, and education is one of 10 key components to making that happen.

Federal officials search for reviewers, particularly those in rural areas, to help grade Investing in Innovation Fund grant applications.

Article in Journal of Research in Rural Education explores how three rural districts boosted students' test scores by implementing a rigorous reading program that included improving teachers' instruction.

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture encourages rural schools to form partnerships with programs run through Cooperative Extension System offices.

The U.S. Department of Education makes rural schools a priority in the new round of the federal Investing in Innovation competition.

The Formula Fairness campaign contends some high-poverty rural school districts would be better off without Title I funding formula provisions intended to help them.

New England Network for Personalization and Peformance, a federal i3 grant recipient, shares ideas on how to be innovative in a rural setting.

Lincoln High School, in McClellanville, S.C., finds a creative solution to meet students' and community members' needs by opening student-run nail salon.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis will give the commencement address at rural Bridgeport High, in Bridgeport, Wash., a school that was a finalist in the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.


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