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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Rural students, English-language learners, and students with disabilities are drawing interest as Congress weighs rewriting NCLB.
March 31, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Some see a policy tilt at the U.S. Department of Education, though federal officials vow to be balanced.
September 2, 2009 – Education Week

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