Rural Education

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Assisting rural communities and citizens with their information needs.


Rural Education Data

USDA. Economic Research Service.

"Improving education may also be an effective economic development strategy for rural communities and regions. Counties with higher levels of educational attainment among the working-age population are less likely to be persistently poor or experience low employment rates."

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USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.

Consumers guide to rural education information and higher education funding resources.

Student and teacher working at a computer. Rural Education Resource Center

United States Department of Education.

"Designed to disseminate information regarding research and practice to stakeholders..."

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Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

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United States Department of Agriculture.

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Rural School and Community Trust Policy Program.

Statistical Indicators of the Condition of Rural Education in the 50 States.

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DOE. Institute of Educational Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics.

"This report brings together data from NCES and Census surveys and applies the new classification system to create a series of indicators on the status of education in rural America."

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Rural Community College Alliance.

"A network and advocacy group that helps build the capacity of member community colleges to improve the educational and economic prospects for rural America."

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American Association of Community Colleges and ecoAmerica.

"The Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center aims to advance sustainability and green workforce development practices at community colleges by sharing innovative models and resources and building the capacity of college administrators, faculty, and staff to contribute as leaders."

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Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs.

" is the U.S. government Web site that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs."

Journal of Research in Rural Education

Center on Rural Education and Communities, Penn State University's College of Education.

Journal of American Indian Education

Arizona State University. College of Education. Center for Indian Education.

"The Journal of American Indian Education is a professional journal that publishes papers directly related to the education of American Indian/Alaska Natives."

National Rural Education Association

National Rural Education Association.

Organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the USA.

Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2008

United States Forest Service.

"P.L. 110-343, enacted on October 3, 2008, reauthorized and amended the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-393)."

American Council on Rural Special Education

Montana State University Billings. Montana Center on Disabilities.

Organizations Concerned about Rural Education

Organizations Concerned about Rural Education.

Center for the Study of Small/Rural Schools

University of Oklahoma. College of Continuing Education.

Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library

American Library Association.

"...provides tips and tools you can use from the ALA Committee on Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds, the Association for Rural & Small Libraries and the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services."

Education Literature

Information Institute of Syracuse.

Searchable online database with many rural education items.

Rural Library Funding from USDA. (PDF | 36.18KB)

USDA. Rural Development.

Factsheet describing the use of Community Facilities funds for rural libraries.

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Helping you find library materials online, and the library in your area that you can get them from.