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Rural Education

Jackie Mader is a reporter for The Hechinger Report, covering pre-K-12 issues from her home base in Jackson, Miss. Join her as she discusses the latest news, trends, and issues facing rural schools and students. (Rural Education ceased publishing in September 2016.)

Education Rural Blog on Hiatus
For the past six years, the Rural Education blog has been an important platform for reporting on the many issues facing schools, districts, teachers, students, and families in the nation's most remote and expansive communities. Rural education continues to be an important beat area for Education Week, and we will look to broaden coverage across several other blogs where these issues and audiences intersect, including Politics K-12, State EdWatch, District Dossier, Inside School Research, Teacher Beat, and others. Please reach out to those bloggers with all your rural education insights, news, and questions, and turn to Education Week for the most comprehensive and authoritative coverage of K-12 education!
Jackie Mader, September 7, 2016
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School & District Management Rural Schools Struggle With SIG Transformation Model, Report Says
The study found only 5 percent of rural schools were able to fully implement the federal transformation model for school improvement.
Jackie Mader, September 7, 2016
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School & District Management School Administrators More Likely to Leave Rural Districts, Report Says
Administrators in rural West Virginia districts leave at higher rates than their suburban peers.
Jackie Mader, August 25, 2016
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Education Funding How the Obama Administration Has Affected Rural Schools
Rural districts often lose out on competitive grants used by the Obama administration partly because of administrative challenges in completing lengthy grant applications.
Jackie Mader, August 24, 2016
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Student Well-Being Federal School Meals May Contribute to Rural Child Obesity, Report Says
The report found rural children who participate in school meal programs are more likely than their peers to be overweight.
Jackie Mader, August 14, 2016
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School & District Management Which States are Leading the Way in Supporting Rural Schools?
A study group found states should offer financial and administrative flexibility and encourage collaboration to help rural districts improve.
Jackie Mader, August 11, 2016
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Reading & Literacy Summer Program Aims to Prevent Rural Student Learning Loss
The program focuses on student interests instead of academic remediation.
Jackie Mader, August 3, 2016
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Equity & Diversity Univ. of Washington Launches Native Education Program
The program will teach educators about Native life and culture in an attempt to better prepare teachers to work with Native students.
Jackie Mader, July 29, 2016
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Education Funding Rural Districts Criticize S.C. Legislature's Plan for Schools
The court-ordered plan fails to provide ways to improve rural schools, according to rural districts.
Jackie Mader, July 27, 2016
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Education Funding Wisconsin Rural Transportation Aid Rules Unfair, Districts Say
The state's new transportation aid formula will provide $7.5 million in additional funding for transportation but the majority of rural schools will miss out.
Jackie Mader, July 22, 2016
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College & Workforce Readiness Regional Lab Offers 6 Strategies to Expand and Improve Rural Dual-Credit Programs
A study found states should improve accessibility and affordability of dual-credit programs to boost participation.
Jackie Mader, July 20, 2016
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Education Funding Rural Kansas Schools to Benefit From New Education Funding Plan
The $38 million in state aid will help many poor, rural districts that cannot rely on property taxes for school funding.
Jackie Mader, July 6, 2016
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Education Funding As Enrollment Drops, Rural Indiana Districts Lose Funding, Make Cuts
Rural districts often lose thousands of dollars for each student that leaves, which can force schools to cut teachers and close buildings.
Jackie Mader, July 1, 2016
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School & District Management Little Progress in Well-Being of Rural Ohio Appalachian Children, Report Says
The report found that child poverty rates have increased and children still lack access to early childhood opportunities and health care.
Jackie Mader, June 29, 2016
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