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Linda Dixon, a teacher at MacArthur Elementary School in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., mentors less-experienced teachers via the Internet.
—Mary Schulte for Education Week

For Rural Teachers, Support Is a Click Away

In Kansas and elsewhere, evolving Web tools help new teachers connect with veterans in their content area. (August 26, 2013)

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04/24 12:32 pm | '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.

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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
The Southern Education Foundation says that nearly half of all schoolchildren now live in poverty, and it's especially pervasive in the South and the West.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week

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