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June 13, 2013

Senate Committee Fails to Approve Office of Rural Ed.

Senators vote down proposed amendment to create Office of Rural Education in U.S. Department of Education.

May 30, 2013

Rural Students Outperform Peers in Cities, Towns, But Fewer Enroll in College

New federal report gives national demographic, enrollment' and achievement figures for rural students.

September 23, 2011

Rural Schools Work To Improve Students' College Readiness

The Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium, recipient of an i3 grant, aims to boost high school students preparation for college or a career and improve their college graduation chances.

September 06, 2011

Make Rural Schools A Priority, Think Tank Urges

A new Center for American Progress report offers four ways federal policies and a revised Elementary and Secondary Education Act could better serve rural interests.

August 07, 2011

Recommendations From National Rural Summit Released

Recommendations from the National Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America target four major areas: rural infrastructure, flexibility in implementing rural improvement strategies, lack of job opportunities in rural America, and general improvement.

July 14, 2011

Rural Schools Use 'i3' Aid To Reform High Schools

The New England Network for Personalization and Performance is a group of mostly rural, secondary schools in New England that are using federal Investing in Innovation grant money to change the way they teach and assess students.

June 27, 2011

Advocates Await Bill Changing Title I Funding Formula

A bill changing the way federal Title I money is distributed expected in coming weeks, according to Rural School and Community Trust.

June 09, 2011

President Creates 'White House Rural Council' to Strengthen Rural Communities

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

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