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Document Number: 2389

The Rural Bellwether: A Survey of State Roles in Maintaining Rural Schools MS Word - This article provides a concise overview of the issues and challenges many states face with rural education, as well as examples of how many states are addressing the problem. In 22 states, more than half of all rural schools lost students between the 1994-95 and 1997-98 school years. Iowa, Nebraska, Kentucky, Minnesota - to name a few - have initiated legislation or policies that expand access and opportunities to rural students, and that enhance recruitment and retention of teachers. (Kathy Christie, Stateline, Phi Delta Kappan, February 2001. Reprinted with permission.)...
Author: Kathy Christie
Publication: Stateline
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappan

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