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.
Vol. 25, Issue 28, Page 16Published in Print: March 22, 2006, as Rural Schools