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How a Georgia College Courted Its Rural Community
From rotary clubs to theater trips, Gordon State is reaching out to local students—and is reaping the benefits.
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What Happens When a College Town Loses Its College?
When West Virginia Technical College relocated out of Montgomery, the small town suffered the loss of a grocery store, a car dealership, over 100 well-paid university professionals, and students who rented hundreds of rooms throughout the region.
Combating Rural Imposter Syndrome by Meeting Student Needs
One Northern California college increased enrollment of rural students by transforming its curriculum.
Interview: Engaging High School Students with America’s Complicated History
According to Kevin Alderson, a retired teacher from rural Wisconsin public school, confronting difficult parts of the country’s past is not only important – it’s our “responsibility.”
Another Look at ‘Brain Gain’ in Rural Minnesota
Through flexible schedules and course offerings, remote learning options, and online degrees, one local community college is staying responsive to shifting community needs and supporting a region in desperate need of workers.
Rural Missouri District Will Be One of First to Help Electric School Buses Get Rolling
A federal rebate program will help El Dorado Springs R-II School District put electric buses on the road.
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When College Doesn’t Feel Attainable — Or Useful
College attendance is often painted in black and white. You either go or you don’t. It’s either worth it or it’s not. But in rural America, perspectives on a college degree exist in many shades of grey.
Study: Rural Schools Face Disparities in Access to Mental Health Services
A study by Washington State University researchers shows that rural students face significant barriers to accessing services due to geography, transportation and lack of providers.
A Surprising Mid-Career Pivot: Rural Teaching
The headlines often lament an exodus of teachers from the profession, but a deeper look shows many rural schools are having luck attracting “second career” teachers from a variety of different backgrounds.
Gullah/Geechee Teaching in Hilton Head Offers Lessons on Building Diverse Teacher Pipelines
What does it take to recruit and retain 100 diverse teachers in one of the most rural counties in the Lowcountry of South Carolina?