The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a unique federally-funded educational support and scholarship program that helps more than 2,000 students annually from migrant and seasonal farmworking backgrounds to reach and succeed in college. Participants receive financial assistance during their freshman year of college and ongoing academic support until their graduation. View the list of the 35-40 currently funded colleges/universities.
The Center for the Study of Small/Rural Schools is one of five centers endorsed by the National Rural Education Association as recognized rural education research centers.
Based at Penn State University, the Center on Rural Education and Communities conducts and supports research and outreach activities addressing rural education and community-related issues.
This website provides information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program for rural communities. The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program (DLT) was created to encourage, improve, and make affordable the use of telecommunications,computer networks and related technology for rural communities to improve access to educational and/or medical services.
This Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) brief summarizes findings from three IES studies measuring disadvantaged students' access to effective teaching. As noted at the IES website thebrief found, "Disadvantaged students received less-effective teaching on average. Based on data from 29 districts in grades 4-8 and two states in grades 4 and 5, disadvantaged students received less-effective teaching in a given year than other students in those grades." Additionally it noted, "Access to effective teaching varied across districts. The size of the differences in effective teaching in a given year between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students varied across the 29 districts studied."
The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
This Education Commission of the States page addresses rural education issues.
The Intermountain Center for Education Effectiveness collaborates with local school districts, education agencies, professional organizations, and policy makers throughout the Intermountain West to enhance the delivery of quality education.
the Journal of Research in Rural Education publishes the results of educational research that is of demonstrable relevance to rural settings.
The National Center for Research on Rural Education is funded by the U.S. Department of Educationâ€™s Institute of Education Sciences. The Center is housed in the University of Nebraskaâ€™s Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools. As noted at its website, â€œThe Center is invested in identifying effective school, teacher, and family supports to help advance the learning of students in rural settings, with a particular focus on reading and science instruction.â€
This National Center for Educational Statistics website is for persons interested in educational changes taking place in rural America.
Organizations Concerned About Rural Education consists of more than two dozen organizations dedicated to the improvement of public education and economic development in rural America.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Assistance Center provides information on rural health and human services.
This link is to the U.S. Department of Education's website compiling information on rural education.
This link to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides data on educational changes in rural America collected by the NCES and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The center focuses its efforts upon the improvement of the education of the children and youth of the rural and small schools of Kansas and the regional area served by Kansas State University.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (formerly the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services) website provides research and education information about many subjects, and staff specialists to answer your questions.
The Rural School and Community Trust is a national nonprofit organization rooted in rural America. Its mission is to help rural schools and communities get better together.
This link is to the website of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program.