Rural Education

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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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A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week
The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
The college-bridge programs created 50 years ago under President Lyndon B. Johnson's signature program were never designed—or funded—to serve all the students who need them.
November 5, 2014 – Education Week
Midterm elections and forceful advocacy efforts could reverse long-held resistance in Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska.
October 22, 2014 – Education Week
Struggling schools that get federal aid under the School Improvement Grant program could receive new flexibility for using that money under draft guidance issued by the Education Department.
September 17, 2014 – Education Week
In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 2014 – Education Week

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