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April 16, 2012

Whether you’re on a farm, in a small town, or at home in your slippers, we’re inviting you to join us on Monday, April 30, from noon to 6 p.m. ET for the National Rural Education Technology Summit 2.0, as we use the power of technology to overcome distance, bring resources to rural schools, and engage administrators, teachers, and students in this free virtual conference.

March 20, 2012

For students in rural areas who may need help paying for college, it’s important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.)

March 5, 2012

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White joined W.K. Kellogg Foundation CEO Sterling Speirn recently in a discussion on Twitter about using partnerships and other resources to address the needs of high poverty rural schools. A snapshot of the dialog is provided below. White will be hosting frequent Tweet-ups on pressing issues facing education in rural communities.

February 15, 2012

President Obama’s FY2013 budget request includes a discretionary funding increase of $1.7 billion for education, maintains critical formula funding that many rural schools depend on, and proposes new grant opportunities to support innovation.

January 31, 2012

Cross-posted from the White House Blog.

January 24, 2012

When the White House recently celebrated the latest class of National Board Certified teachers, several of the honorees traveled to Washington from some of America’s most remote and distant rural communities to receive the teaching profession’s highest credential.

January 3, 2012

It’s no secret that community colleges are leading the way to achieving the President’s goal for the United States to once again have the highest college attainment rate in the world by 2020. Community colleges are hubs for career-training, re-training, adult education and for recent high school graduates seeking a pathway into the careers of their choice.

December 19, 2011

Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Mark Zuckerman, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the Department’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton will hold a national press call today at 2 p.m. ET on the second round winners of the Promise Neighborhoods program.