What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

This story is part of the special series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One rural district in a Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t otherwise afford. In Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, the high school, middle school and elementary school that make…

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Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

Rural schools offered extra protection against closure

Schools in rural areas are set to get more protection from closure under new rules published by the education secretary. They will be officially designated and listed to give them added protection with closure being a last resort. Kirsty Williams said it should only be considered once alternatives and impact on communities have been explored. Ms Williams said rural schools were “at the heart of community life” and should get “a fair hearing”. Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Powys, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire are classed as the more rural of…

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US Awasthi launches Rural Innovation Scholarship

US Awasthi launches Rural Innovation Scholarship

US Awasthi, MD IFFCO is the man on the mission. In the past 24 years, he has expanded IFFCO into a conglomerate empowering more than thirty-five thousand cooperative societies. Now he has embarked on another audacious dream of helping 4 crore farmers embrace digital as a way of life by 2018. Advertisement: Replay Ad IFFCO’s customer base is largely in the rural India. Individuals come together to form a society which in turn becomes the member of IFFCO. Thus IFFCO, in effect is owned by the farmer. While a lot…

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Aadhaar seeding for scholarship: Mobile hitch hits SC, ST students in rural areas

Aadhaar seeding for scholarship: Mobile hitch hits SC, ST students in rural areas

Thousands of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are worried about losing scholarship this year as they have not been able to give consent for Aadhaar seeding before the February 15-deadline as demanded by the Social Welfare Department to implement direct benefit transfer. The issue is that many of the rural students did not have a mobile phone, which is mandatory to complete the process of seeding, during enrolment for Aadhaar or still do not have one. The students eligible for scholarship have to give consent for…

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