Education Report Roundup

Rural Schools

March 21, 2006 1 min read

“Breaking the Fall: Cushioning the Impact of Rural Declining Enrollment” is posted by the Rural School and Community Trust.

Local and state governments can establish policies to help rural schools survive and serve students more effectively in rural states and regions where K-12 enrollment is declining, a report says.

Produced by the Arlington, Va.-based Rural School and Community Trust, an advocacy group for rural schools and communities, the report says enrollment is falling in some states in the Northeast, Midwest, and Great Plains. Its identifies 20 state and local education policies that can help sustain rural schools even as enrollment drops.

A version of this article appeared in the March 22, 2006 edition of Education Week