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Why It’s So Hard for Rural Schools to Pass Levies

Carrollton Schools in rural Carol County hasn’t passed a levy since 1977. Union Local Schools in rural Belmont County hasn’t passed an operating levy since 1976. And the mid 1990′s was the last time officials at Warren Local Schools in rural Washington County managed to pass a levy for new funds to run the district. [...]

Rural Schools Struggle to Prepare for Common Core’s Online Tests

Testing in schools is moving quickly from pencil and paper to computers. That’s kind of a problem for rural schools; many don’t have the technology. But a new curriculum, called the Common Core, is pushing districts in many states – including Ohio – into the Internet era. That’s because the new standardized tests that accompany [...]

Rural Schools Hope to Tap into Oil and Gas Drilling Boom

Carroll County in east central Ohio is at the center of the oil and gas drilling boom, and the local school district wants to tap into that boom – literally. After all, rural schools are no longer as poor as they once were because of the discovery of oil and gas in the state, and often [...]

Rural Ohio Schools Receive Ed Grants from Monsanto

Eight rural Ohio schools have won awards as part of the “America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education” program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Local farmers nominated the schools, which then had to submit applications. Most were awarded $10,000 grants, though one school per state landed $25,000. The funds are aimed at improving math and science classes [...]

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