The Census historically has a hard time counting rural residents. That affects funding for health, development, education, and other programs. Communities can organize to make sure everyone counts.Read More...
On paper, consolidating South Robeson County High School in rural North Carolina might make sense. But how do we account for the intangible losses like community identity, cohesiveness, and social investment?
A federal agency and national association have commissioned a toolkit to help groups raise more money for rural health-related projects. The creators hope a rising tide in funding will lift all boats.
What’s great — and not so great — about teaching in a rural school district? Rural education leaders are using teacher input to help them recruit a new generation of educators.
With faster connections and easy accessibility, these community institutions are the logical place to offer telehealth services.
Today’s jobs increasingly require advanced education. If our economy is going to succeed, state and federal governments should be increasing their funding of higher ed. Instead, they are falling behind.
An online game shows players the promise and pitfalls of holding office in a county government. The game’s developers, iCivics and the National Association of Counties, hope some friendly competition will teach Americans about the…
Last year the Daily Yonder reported that children who grow up in rural areas have a better chance of earning more money later in life. A Penn State study confirms that report and tracks the impact of other factors affecting both urban and…
A national technology program offers Polk County Schools in southeast Tennessee new tools and new approaches. “We’re really changing the culture of the classroom, not just handing out devices,” says one school leader.
The new high-speed broadband won’t just benefit classrooms. Libraries, homes and entire towns can take advantage of the connection – which educators say has been a long time coming.