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May 28, 2014

FCC to Continue Plan to Improve Rural Internet Access

An FCC plan to expand Internet access in rural areas has been approved by a federal appeals court.

May 21, 2014

Bill Prioritizes Rural Schools for Summer Food Program

A bill proposed by House Republicans targets low-income rural children for a federal summer food pilot program.

April 29, 2014

Rural States Boast Top Grad Rates, But Native Students Lag

New federal data show that several rural states have the highest four-year graduation rates, but disparities persist between student groups.

April 17, 2014

Rural Alaska Schools to Use Federal Funds to Increase Distance Learning, Teacher Development

New federal funds will help schools in Alaska improve professional development for teachers and increase learning opportunities for students.

April 15, 2014

Rural Education Advocate to Serve as Top Democrat on House K-12 Subcommittee

Representative Dave Loebsack, a rural education advocate from Iowa, will serve as top Democrat for a House K-12 policy subcommittee.

April 09, 2014

Some Rural Turnaround Schools Face Additional Challenges, Study Says

A U.S. Department of Education study found that rural schools encounter additional challenges that possibly hinder school improvement.

January 31, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Shifts Rural Outreach to Regional Offices

The U.S. Department of Education shifts rural education outreach responsibilities from Washington to officials in regional offices.

January 07, 2014

Rural Districts Come Out Strong in Federal Race to Top Competition

Urban districts scored higher but still lose out on federal Race to the Top district money so rural proposals can be funded.

January 02, 2014

Rural Race to Top District Winners Hope to Be National Models

Two rural federal Race to the Top District winners take different approaches to personalize learning for students.

December 17, 2013

Rural Winners Dominate Race to the Top District Competition

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan passed over other higher-scoring applications to fund two rural projects in the second round of the Race to the Top district contest.

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