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Learning by Example

Nationwide, 20 percent of new teachers leave the classroom within three years, according to the National Education Association. This creates a problem especially in rural areas, where retaining teachers is a challenge, but attracting teachers can be difficult as well.

Add More to Value Added

On October 19th at least 48 requests for the Value Added Grant Program were submitted to the Nebraska Rural Development Commission resulting in a grand total of $2.5 million in requested funding. Unfortunately only $800,000 will be awarded this round.

Farm and Rural Digest

The U.S. Senate has done their best to keep us otherwise occupied, and thus not Digesting. We're back this week though with another contribution over at Ethicurean.

Looking Forward

So the Senate did not succeed at ending debate on the Farm Bill, and a variety of voices are predicting:

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