Almost half of Kentucky’s population lives in rural areas. That means a significant portion of Kentucky’s students are being educated in rural school districts. Our rural schools face unique challenges compared to our suburban and urban schools.
A new working paper, “Leveraging Change: Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas,” examines access to arts education in rural areas, including the opportunities and challenges that may arise with increasing access.
Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia is teaming with REL Mid-Atlantic and REL Northwest to host a workshop on preparing students in rural schools for colleges and careers July 25 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The perspectives of researchers, practitioners and students will be integrated into sessions throughout the day. Specific topics include dual enrollment, measuring postsecondary readiness, career [...]
The White House Rural Council recently announced the U.S. Department of Education’s new online community of practice group for rural schools. Virtual communities of practice provide a platform for educators to connect to resources, tools, colleagues, experts, and learning activities, both within and beyond schools. Rural school leaders and teachers can join this online community by logging-on here, creating an [...]