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Cindy Jarrett, far left, a career and college coordinator at LaPine High School, sits in on an ecology class during the visit to Linfield College.
—Leah Nash for Education Week

Pitching Rural, Low-Income Students on Private Colleges

The hope is that the smaller schools will be less intimidating and more nurturing than big state universities. (May 9, 2017)

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Where Are the Nation's Most Remote School Districts?
Keeping classrooms fully staffed is especially hard in remote, rural districts, which educate 2 percent of the nation’s schoolchildren. Find the school systems that meet the U.S. Census Bureau’s definition of remote and rural on this interactive map.

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The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
The E-rate program, state broadband initiatives, and technological improvements continue to yield big gains in K-12 internet connectivity, according to a new analysis by EducationSuperHighway.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
The network was built with the help of an FCC program called the Educational Broadband Service, which needs to be opened up to more schools, critics say.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Researchers and educators are collaborating in 13 rural Virginia districts to develop lessons that speak to academically promising students through their surroundings.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
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

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