Education news, analysis, and opinion about rural education and rural schools
School & District Management New Research Center to Focus on Rural Leadership, Challenges, and Innovation
The center, to be based at the University of Denver, will be a clearinghouse and resource for those working in and researching rural districts.
Education Funding Opinion What's It Take for Philanthropy to Help Rural Schools?
Place-based philanthropy has enormous potential to revitalize rural communities. The trick is, it’s tough to get this sort of approach right.
School & District Management Leader To Learn From Nurturing Talent at Home to Revive a Struggling Region
In rural Edgecombe County, N.C., Valerie Bridges is revitalizing the region with micro-schools and a homegrown teacher-development program.
School & District Management Leader To Learn From In Navajo Nation, a Star Superintendent Draws on His Ties to the Community
Quincy Natay grew up in Chinle, Ariz. Now he's increasing student access to laptops and Wi-Fi to maintain growth in learning through the pandemic.
School & District Management Leader To Learn From A Wrestling Coach Pins Down the Education Technology of the Future
A Kansas leader keeps his district abreast of evolutions in broadband and technology—and finds parallels in his role as a wrestling coach.
Teaching Profession Audio Sitting on the Roof at Night for Internet: Pandemic Learning in the Navajo Nation
A teacher at a college-prep school for Native American students sees the struggles her students face daily to do their schoolwork from home.
Special Education Serving Special Needs Students During COVID-19: A Rural Educator's Story
Just because a rural school system has internet doesn’t mean everyone can afford it. That’s why James Barrett delivers paper work packets, along with meals, to his students during the COVID-19 crisis.
Special Education What the Research Says Disabilities More Common in Rural Areas
Children in rural areas are more likely to have developmental disabilities and are less likely to receive special education or early-intervention services than children living in urban areas, says a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
School & District Management A School District in Fiscal Free-Fall Scrambles to Avoid Crash Landing
Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving.
School & District Management Will Academia Give Rural Schools the Attention They Need?
A push to open a center devoted to research and professional development for rural K-12 holds promise for educators who work in small, isolated communities.