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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.

December 16, 2011

Today, the White House announced that nine states—California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington—will receive grant awards from the $500 million Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge fund, a competitive grant program jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

October 11, 2011

Even in a remote rural community like Altus, Okla., there are clear connections between education and the economy.

August 1, 2011

Many rural schools begin welcoming students back for the new academic year this month and the U.S. Department of Education today announced that it will hold events and engage in outreach efforts throughout August to help promote the strengths, opportunities, and challenges in rural education.

June 9, 2011

Washington, D.C.—The White House today announced the establishment of the first White House Rural Council. While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential.