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2007-07-26 10:31:19

WASHINGTON -- Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says. While many education reports examine urban issues, this Education Department study provides a snapshot of what's happening in rural schools. In all, about a third of U.S. public schools are located in rural areas. Generally, areas with fewer than 500 people per square mile are considered rural by the Census Bureau. When it comes...

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2007-07-26 10:28:58

WASHINGTON -- Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says. While many education reports examine urban issues, this Education Department study provides a snapshot of what's happening in rural schools. In all, about a third of U.S. public schools are located in rural areas. Generally, areas with fewer than 500 people per square mile are considered rural by the Census Bureau. When it comes...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'