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At tiny Datil Elementary, 'personalized learning' for students like 8-year old Chisum Harriet, bottom right, doesn't involve much technology.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week-File

'They Rake Us Over the Coals'

Rural schools are often charged outrageous rates for lousy Internet service. Can billions of federal dollars and a menu of market-based reforms fix the problem? Chapter two of a three-part series heads to New Mexico cattle-ranching country, where schools pay astronomical bills to get students online. (November 18, 2015)

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11/25 02:03 am | Slow and Costly: Rural Schools' Broadband Problems | A new Education Week series chronicles the immense challenges some rural school districts have faced in accessing and paying for faster Internet.

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Cost and rural settings are among the barriers as districts strive to bring fast broadband access to schools, according to a report from the Consortium for School Networking.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Dual-credit programs in 19 states feel threatened by a new rule requiring high school teachers of those classes to have a master's degree.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
By building on its Navajo students' culture, the STAR School is giving some graduates the confidence to seek a college education far from home.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
The Grandview, Wash., school system has made an unusually ambitious move to replace its entire Pre-K-10 math and English/language arts curricula with open resources.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Congress and the Obama administration are pressuring the agency to right its flailing operations after years of turnover, lack of expertise, and financial problems at the BIE.
June 1, 2015 - Education Week
An academic reward turned into a painful experience earlier this year for a group of American Indian students, Robert Cook writes.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
A flurry of parents seeking to opt their children out of new common-core-aligned assessments has some states asking federal officials to clarify test-participation mandates.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

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