Rural schools

Online work has become a classroom staple for students around the country, but hundreds of thousands are still locked out because of inadequate internet connections.

Bids to bring fiber internet to schools are denied funding seven times more often than other projects

Federal E-rate money could bring these high-speed connections to rural schools, but funding is elusive

Student Jaylen Dennis sets up an experiment to test one of Newton’s Laws.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

Some schools are wading deeper into more immersive online education, but experts urge caution

Schools in rural Appalachia struggle to provide counseling services to students, and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative has sought to fill the gap with an online resource.

Rural schools find an online resource to fill gaps in mental health services for students

Fewer behavioral problems in class and fewer mental health referrals to outside agencies after using the program

Junior Alex DesRuisseaux and senior Jesus Garcia work in the library of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

The University of Maine at Presque Isle hopes new approach will produce more skilled workers for a struggling region

Students in Mount View High School teacher Amber Shirley’s math class work on an assignment.

Can putting the least-experienced teachers in the highest-risk schools ever result in success?

A district seeks teachers who will put down roots and stay


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Along with demonstrators, supporters of President Donald J. Trump showed up for the opening day of the new civil rights museum; one supporter looks at a list of those who were lynched. 

Never mind Trump’s visit — Mississippi’s new Civil Rights Museum is a real game changer for education

State’s racist history revealed in unsparing detail: ‘It hurts my heart’

In this file photo, a student reads in a Mississippi elementary school.

How one Mississippi elementary school improved to an A rating

Focus on attendance, instructional time, led to improvement

Rural students are the least likely to go to college

They’re being ignored as the nation tries to ramp up degree completion