[caption id="attachment_51380" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="An Arkansas district is increasing student learning opportunities on long bus rides to its rural schools."][/caption]

Students in the woodsy, working-class Hector School District in Arkansas now can look at more than the Ozark National Forest in the two-plus hours they spend on the school bus each day.

The Pope County district is participating in a new program for rural schools believed to be the first of its kind: It's playing math and science content over ceiling-mounted computer screens during the lengthy bus rides.

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