U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan last week outlined four priorities for his rural education agenda: teachers, capacity, technology, and college access.
Mr. Duncan’s remarks came during the second Summit on the Role of Education in Economic Development in Rural America, in Arlington, Va., which was co-hosted by the White House Rural Council and the Education Commission of the States. Last year’s gathering resulted in a 15-page report outlining major areas for local, state, and federal groups to target.
The daylong summit also included discussions among federal, state, and local partners on effective economic-development models that can be replicated in rural areas.
A version of this article appeared in the April 25, 2012 edition of Education Week as Duncan Shares List of Rural Priorities