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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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08/25 12:14 pm | School Administrators More Likely to Leave Rural Districts, Report Says | Administrators in rural West Virginia districts leave at higher rates than their suburban peers.

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In a small town the president promised to help 8 years ago, here's what changed, and what didn't.
August 17, 2016 – Education Week
From zookeeping to transportation logistics, Bryan High School's career classes reflect real local economic needs.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
In this graphic, each dot represents a school district in a given state. Greater distance between dots indicates greater disparities in funding.
May 2, 2016 – Education Week
This state-by-state graphic shows the percentage of students that attend school districts that spend at or above the national average ($11,841 per pupil).
May 2, 2016 – Education Week
Use this interactive map to see how much your district spends on students and how per-pupil spending compares across the nation.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
The growth in the number of small, personalized, and more affordable "micro schools" is seen as the first innovation in the private school sector in decades.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
After miscalculating expected revenues, lawmakers in a number of mineral-dependent states are preparing to debate alternative sources of funding for state school aid.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
The abbreviated school weeks are expanding in some areas, and yet no one can say with certainty what the benefits are for student achievement or district budgets, finds an in-depth examination by Idaho Education News and Idaho Public Television.
December 15, 2015 – Education Week
Idaho Education News provides a look at common assertions about the four-day schedule—and how they stack up against the facts.
December 15, 2015 – Education Week

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