Rural Schools

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Support rural students and educators

Provide rural schools with stable, reliable funding to better meet the needs of rural students and educators.

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9.3 million—or nearly one in five students in the U.S.—attend a rural school.
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Rural students and educators face unique challenges and have specific needs.
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Schools in rural communities need stable, reliable funding.
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The Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Community Self-Determination Act helps support public education and community services in more than 4,400 schools throughout 770 rural counties located near National Forests.
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The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) is designed to help rural districts that may lack the personnel and resources to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants.
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Federal programs that support rural students and educators should be improved and fully funded to ensure they meet the needs of rural communities.

Take Action!

Support strong public schools by taking these actions today.

Bills in Congress

A bill to provide grants to eligible partnerships for “grow your own” programs that recruit and support diverse teacher candidates from rural communities.

A bill to make the Secure Rural Schools program permanent by creating an endowment fund to provide stable, increasing, and reliable funding

A bill to extend the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000


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