Rural schools

Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado. The school board liked him (and the idea of saving money) so much that it asked if he’d serve as principal too.

The big jobs of small-town principals

Rural school leaders have some of the most complex roles in education — and some of the highest attrition

Using teacher-leaders to improve schools

“Opening the door for innovation” by extending the impact of the best teachers to more students

Sam Larson, 15, measures a section of his cardboard canoe during ANSEP’s summer Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska in July 2018.

Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

Pushing back against stereotypes, students in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program outperform students of all backgrounds in math and science

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don't have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school.

Will a new push for free wireless internet help rural students get online?

Pending FCC rule change could help close the ‘homework gap’

Child care available for only 23 percent of Mississippi’s infants and toddlers, report finds

There are more than four infants and toddlers in need of care for every one spot in a licensed center

Greg Cruey, a teacher at Southside K-8 school, greeting students in the morning.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

In some schools in McDowell County, W.Va., as many as 40 percent of kids don’t live with their parents

Classroom volunteer Aimee Menne helps teach one of the only computer science classes currently offered at San Francisco’s Mission High.

Mississippi lags in computer science grads, teachers— but it has a plan to fix that

In 2016, the state failed to graduate any teachers certified in computer science

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LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Experts call for an end to online preschool programs

Especially popular in rural areas, preschool programs may expose kids to ‘new risks,’ experts warn

This Mississippi district says these four strategies are helping their struggling readers

Heightened focus on literacy instruction, teacher training is having an impact

Marletha Muhammad helps her daughter, Khanila, spell her name with chalk at a June playgroup meeting in Rocky Mount, North Carolina The purpose of the meetings is to encourage healthy interactions between parents and their young children.

Playgroups offer rural families a head start on school

A North Carolina program shows parents the importance of play

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