Rural Education

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Cindy Jarrett, far left, a career and college coordinator at LaPine High School, sits in on an ecology class during the visit to Linfield College.
—Leah Nash for Education Week

Pitching Rural, Low-Income Students on Private Colleges

The hope is that the smaller schools will be less intimidating and more nurturing than big state universities. (May 9, 2017)

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Where Are the Nation's Most Remote School Districts?
Keeping classrooms fully staffed is especially hard in remote, rural districts, which educate 2 percent of the nation’s schoolchildren. Find the school systems that meet the U.S. Census Bureau’s definition of remote and rural on this interactive map.

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One isolated, the other in town, the two schools share a host of challenges in an area of the island hardest hit by Hurricane Maria five months ago.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Ingenuity and hard work are required to find teachers willing to work in the 18 percent of U.S. districts that are considered to be both remote and rural. And then administrators have to persuade them to stick around.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
Hundreds of state and local efforts to connect rural schools to fiber-optic networks have run into roadblocks over the past two years.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
School closures often affect poor students, African-American students, and rural communities like Hughes, Ark.
June 7, 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
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.
February 15, 2017 – 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
The E-rate program, state broadband initiatives, and technological improvements continue to yield big gains in K-12 internet connectivity, according to a new analysis by EducationSuperHighway.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
The network was built with the help of an FCC program called the Educational Broadband Service, which needs to be opened up to more schools, critics say.
October 26, 2016 – 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

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