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‘Just another daunting challenge’: Rural districts embrace creative solutions amid coron
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Mar 31, 7:28 AM: While schools are now closed to the public, department officials have said learning must continue. This leaves Mississippi’s 140 school districts scrambling to put plans in place to implement distance learning or create take home >
Rural communities’ digital deserts cripple tele-education during coronavirus outbreak
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Mar 24, 7:36 AM: Rural communities with poor to little broadband Internet access, however, are stuck in digital deserts with no way to ride out the situation, according to digital accessibility activists.
Commentary: Rural school districts struggle to keep principals
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Mar 18, 6:04 AM: The school improvement processes that lead to higher-performing and more equitable schools require principals to stay for at least three to five years. It takes time to build capacity, establish trusting relationships, and >
Education Dept. to Cut Off Federal Funding for Some Rural Schools
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Mar 5, 9:20 AM: A bookkeeping change at the Education Department will kick hundreds of rural school districts out of a federal program that for nearly two decades has funneled funding to some of the most geographically isolated and cash-strapped >
Lawmakers focus on rural needs; education, broadband among concerns
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Jan 13, 6:36 AM: Local lawmakers hope the General Assembly will address education and other issues that divide rural and urban South Carolina.
School closings can hit rural communities hard — without any benefit | Opinion
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Jan 10, 10:11 AM: Proponents of closing schools often claim that the step will save tax dollars, boost academic performance and give disadvantaged students more opportunities. These rationales have inspired many national, state and local policies >
Holistic approach can remove barriers to education access in rural areas | Opinion
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Dec 30, 9:03 AM: As a state, we need a holistic approach to education access for our rural communities – opportunities that help both students and their counties thrive.
Oklahoma schools vying to keep 4-day weeks despite new limits
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Dec 18, 9:19 AM: With more restrictions coming for four-day school weeks, some education advocates are fighting to keep their shortened schedules intact. Supporters of four-day school weeks say newly proposed rules from the Oklahoma State >
Rural Utah schools see jump in graduation rates — including Monticello High, where 100% of sen
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Dec 17, 9:38 AM: This spring at Monticello High in the rural southeastern corner of Utah — a tiny school surrounded by redrock buttes and remote desert — every senior student enrolled there graduated.
Editorial: Should metro America subsidize rural America?
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Dec 9, 9:22 AM: Take one of the most basic functions of government — operating a school system. In Virginia, it’s the state and federal government (mostly the state) that pays most of the expenses for rural school systems — because otherwise rural >
Opinion: Here’s what Virginia’s rural schools need most
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Nov 25, 9:21 AM: As we approach the 2020 General Assembly session in January, one of the most consequential decisions faced by the legislature will be to approve a new two-year state budget that will determine the future of Virginia’s public >
Rural schools in S.D. face unique challenges that can affect learning
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Nov 18, 8:36 AM: Small, rural school systems in South Dakota and across the country face sometimes daunting challenges in providing a strong education to students.
Rural area residents, schools work to overcome lack of internet
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Nov 14, 8:31 AM: The need for faster internet and broadband in rural southwest Indiana areas is a burden faced by some every day.
Teacher residency and federal dollars: One approach to solving the rural teacher shortage
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Nov 12, 7:20 AM: The teaching shortage in one stretch of rural California is so bad that 600 educators are licensed through emergency credentials. The nearest public universities with teaching programs are 50 and 80 miles away.
New report: Georgia rates poorly on rural education
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Nov 7, 7:55 AM: A new report from a national education group says Georgia is failing to serve students well when they don't live in a big city or the suburbs.
Report ranks Nevada middle of the road for rural education
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Nov 7, 7:53 AM: A new report shows a mixed bag of results when it comes to educating students in Nevada’s more far-flung locales, identifying improved test scores as a bright spot but low college readiness as a challenge.
Stakes even higher for rural school districts going into special election
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Oct 29, 7:31 AM: After November 5, nearly half the school districts in Maricopa County will start planning their futures based on what voters decide in the special election. Many are relying on bonds or overrides to help fill a growing funding gap >
California rural schools struggling to hire teachers could get help from $9.4 million in grants
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Oct 25, 5:37 AM: The Teacher Quality Partnership Grant for nearly $7 million will fund a teacher residency program in Visalia. That 18-month program, the Teacher Residency for Rural Education, will allow prospective teachers to earn a credential >
Opinion: Rural teachers need debt relief
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Oct 24, 8:39 AM: On a salary of around $40,000 a year, Idaho’s educators are often working two or three jobs just to make loan payments on time. It’s no surprise that teachers leave Idaho for better opportunities in other states.
How Telehealth Gives A Rural School More Mental Health Services
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Oct 24, 8:36 AM: In rural areas, access to mental health services can be limited, sometimes even more so for teens and children. And the need for these services is growing, so one Midwestern school is using technology to help bridge this gap.

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