Rural schools

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

Freshman Arnaldo Gonzalez with his parents after the College Assistance Migrant Program celebration dinner in April.

A free sandwich can make the difference for some migrant worker children in college

For decades, a small federal program has been helping the students of farmworkers win at college with constant support

Mississippi requires 180 days of instruction each year.

How do Mississippi’s requirements for instructional time compare to the rest of the country?

New report looks at rules on number of school days, hours required nationwide

Head Start centers have ‘outsized role’ in rural Mississippi, report finds

Federally funded program accounts for up to one-third of Mississippi’s rural child care centers

Oil references are everywhere at Williston State College, at the heart of North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield.

For rural colleges, good vocational teachers are hard to find

A national shortage hits remote colleges often responsible for keeping their towns afloat

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Principal Shimelle Mayers gave high marks to the two retired teachers who are among her staff this school year at Brinkley Middle School in Jackson.

Former educators answer call to return to school

Desperate for teachers, districts beg retirees to come back

Even if they want to go to college, millions of adults live in higher education “deserts”

At least 25 miles from the nearest campus, they also don’t have internet speeds to study online

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