Document Number: 11211Transforming Low-Performing Rural Schools - Nearly 11.4 million children and youth - 23 percent of public school students - are in rural districts. That number is growing and it's increasingly critical for policymakers to address the challenges rural education faces: 40 percent of students live in poverty, 25 percent are children of color. This report is a guide to turning around rural schools, paying particular attention to the transformation model. It advocates taking advantage of the strong relationships that define rural areas and other unique resources to be found there. (Stella Bell and Sylvia Segura Pirtle,SEDL, June 2012)...