Spotlight on Rural Education

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Rural Education


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The Education Week Spotlight on Rural Education is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors on:

  • Expanding access to hard-to-staff courses in rural schools
  • Teaching students high-tech skills to use for local jobs
  • Pitching smaller colleges to rural, low-income students
  • Building up talented teacher workforces in small towns

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

As internet connectivity improves in rural America, many schools are expanding online options for students who lack access to hard-to-staff courses.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week

Districts in the state's coal country are pushing for a $50 million complex where students master high-tech skills that would lure them back home for jobs after college.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week

The hope is that the smaller schools will be less intimidating and more nurturing than big state universities.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week

Researchers and educators are collaborating in 13 rural Virginia districts to develop lessons that speak to academically promising students through their surroundings.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week

In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week

For rural science teachers, a command of subject matter and pedagogy isn’t enough, write Jessica Weller and Lynn A. Bryan of Purdue University.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week

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