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Students walk across a soaked playground during recess at the North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum, Idaho.
—Jerome A. Pollos for Education Week

Rural Charter Schools Face Special Challenges

In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students. (May 6, 2014)

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In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
In Clarksdale, a superintendent's recipe for improving schools includes themed magnet schools, tougher academics, citywide school choice, and a big infusion of grant money.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Geography is no barrier for students in the Lower Kuskokwim district, where Assistant Superintendent Dan Walker has expanded distance learning options, from digital photography to robotics.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
A new organization is examining the needs of rural schools and students, who number in the millions but are frequently overlooked by American policymakers and researchers, Paul T. Hill says.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
Five winners, all from the South, are splitting $120 million of the federal grant funding, in the competition that mostly rewarded small and rural districts.
January 6, 2014 - Education Week
Big questions linger as the U.S. Department of Education unveils its second annual look at results of the federal School Improvement Grant program.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
More needs to be done to prepare American Indian students to attend and succeed in college, Fort Lewis College Provost Barbara Morris writes.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
Leaders of the Pueblo of Jemez have adapted the common-core standards to make them more culturally appropriate and educationally effective in their community, writes Kevin Shendo, the pueblo's education director.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
The sequester's 5 percent across-the-board cuts have been particularly hard on schools serving Native students—many of which rely heavily on federal funds.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week

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