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Taking a Closer Look at Rural Schools

By Paul T. Hill From Education Week February 4, 2014 When Americans fret about the performance of public education, we typically focus on big-city schools. This makes sense—millions of children are at risk there—but we habitually overlook the problems of schools in rural areas. Most readers would be surprised to learn, as I was, that more »

Idaho Receives USDA Distance Learning Equipment Grant

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Obama Administration is investing in rural telecommunications equipment to help expand access to education, create jobs and improve health care in 25 states. “Expanding access to broadband will greatly improve educational and economic opportunities for rural residents,” Vilsack said. “Broadband gives students more »