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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Is it possible to replace a culture of long-simmering distrust? Only if education leaders make some serious changes, writes Katherine Schultz.
June 20, 2019 – Education Week
Rural communities with low internet connection could soon see upgrades thanks to a new Department of Agriculture grant program.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Increased air pollution threatens students' academic success more than you might think, warns physician and former classroom teacher Kunal Sindhu.
April 18, 2019 – Education Week
Where does Secretary DeVos' education strategy leave rural educators? Andy Hargreaves explores how teacher collaboration can fill in the gap.
February 19, 2019 – Education Week
In the mountains of Virginia and Kentucky, gifted educators use local lessons to help bright students feel rooted and engaged.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
In remote regions of rural Alaska, both schools and the students themselves have to work harder to put together an education that meets students' needs.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
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

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