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March 03, 2016

Q & A: Rural Children Are a Marginalized Population

Laurie Baker says the rural population should be considered a special population when considering education reforms.

December 16, 2015

Rural States Post High Grad Rates, Native Rates Stagnant

Nationwide, only 69.6 percent of Native American students graduate in four years.

October 16, 2015

Rural Students Held Back by Lack of Rigorous Courses, Report Says

Rural students are less likely to have access to and enroll in higher-level courses in high school.

September 22, 2015

Education in Middle Appalachia Improving, Obstacles Remain, Report Says

Although graduation rates are rising, students in Middle Appalachia have little support for or access to post-secondary education.

October 31, 2014

Report: Partnerships, Family Outreach Key to Rural Grad Rates

Rural high schools in New York with higher than average graduation rates tend to utilize partnerships, data, remediation, and dropout prevention strategies.

October 21, 2014

Study: Rural Pa. Students Trump City Peers in College Enrollment

During the 2010-11 school year, about 59 percent of rural high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 55 percent of their urban peers.

July 28, 2014

Tenn. Brings High School Equivalency Exams to Rural Residents

The mobile units will allow residents to take high school equivalency exams in rural areas.

June 12, 2014

Alaska Adopts New Rating Formula For Small Rural Schools

Alaska has altered the formula used to rate schools to account for unique challenges of small, rural, and alternative schools

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.

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