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May 12, 2014

North Dakota Districts to Switch to Four-Day Week

Two rural North Dakota school districts will switch to a four-day school week to save costs and improve student and teacher morale.

April 24, 2014

'Reconnecting McDowell' Creates Internships for Rural High Schoolers

Efforts to improve a struggling West Virginia community will expand this year to include an internship and mentorship program for high school students.

March 19, 2014

Teach For America Looks to Strengthen, Grow Rural School Leaders Academy

Teach For America's Rural School Leaders Academy plans to continue and improve its Rural School Leaders Academy, a new effort to help teachers transition into leadership roles.

March 17, 2014

Middle School Students to Receive Laptops Through 'Reconnecting McDowell'

Middle school students in rural McDowell County, W.Va., to receive laptops as part of public-private partnership, Reconnecting McDowell.

March 12, 2014

School Adopts Expeditionary Learning in Turnaround Effort

Rural Lake County School District is using Expeditionary Learning, a reform model that can be found in schools nationwide, in its effort to improve students' performance.

March 05, 2014

Rural Administrators Recognized as 'Leaders To Learn From'

Two rural school district leaders have lessons for the country in technology and innovative programs, according to Education Week's annual "Leaders To Learn From" report.

February 21, 2014

Using Place-Based Education to Achieve Global Education

Rural education advocate encourages use of place-based education as a way to teach students how to engage as and be responsible global citizens.

February 07, 2014

Expansion Planned for Urban-Rural Student Exchange Program

One Montana nonprofit tries to build connections between rural and urban students with exchange program.

February 05, 2014

Charter Schools Opening in Rural N.C. With Help of Accelerator Program

Two of North Carolina's newest charter schools got their start with the help of the new North Carolina Public Charter School Accelerator program.

January 29, 2014

Report: Charter Schools Underutilized, Important Component to Rural Reform

Policymakers should avoid charter school caps, provide more flexibility, and ensure equitable access to funding to support rural charter schools, according to a new report.

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