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Obama Creates ‘Rural Council’

June 14, 2011 1 min read
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President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week creating a new White House Rural Council to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural communities. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is one of about two dozen members of the new council, and education will be an important focus, with efforts revolving around increasing postsecondary enrollment rates and completion for rural students.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 15, 2011 edition of Education Week as Obama Creates ‘Rural Council’

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