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June 29, 2016

Little Progress in Well-Being of Rural Ohio Appalachian Children, Report Says

The report found that child poverty rates have increased and children still lack access to early childhood opportunities and health care.

June 07, 2016

Rural and Tribal Communities Among New Promise Zone Designees

The new rural and tribal Promise Zones will focus on boosting education and economic opportunities.

March 18, 2016

Health and Safety Inspections Lacking at Native Schools, Report Finds

The report found nearly 40 percent of BIE schools were not inspected for safety and health violations in fiscal year 2015.

January 02, 2016

Education Attainment Up in Rural Areas, Report Says

Between 2000 and 2014, the percentage of rural residents who earned a bachelor's degree or higher rose from 15 percent to 19 percent.

September 30, 2015

Rural Communities to Use a 'Two-Generation' Approach to Fight Poverty

Ten rural and tribal communities will receive federal support to roll out programs that benefit both adults and children.

September 28, 2015

Rural, Minority Children at Disadvantage in Oregon, Study Says

The report found that rural white children and both rural and urban minority children are more likely to live in poverty in Oregon.

September 18, 2015

Legislation Aims to Increase Food Access for Native Children

The Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act of 2015 would give tribes the ability to administer federal food programs without going through state agencies.

September 03, 2015

Rural Children Less Likely Than Urban Peers to Participate in Lunch Program

Only 63 percent of eligible students participate in the school lunch program, compared to 71 percent of urban students.

August 18, 2015

Hispanic Children Vulnerable to Rural Challenges

Hispanic children are an increasing rural demographic and face more obstacles than their urban peers.

August 17, 2015

Rural Oklahoma Schools Cut Nurses, Supplies, Amidst Rising Costs

With tight budgets, schools have stopped buying supplies and turned to single-gender classes to save money and make scheduling easier.

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