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What does it take to recruit and retain 100 diverse teachers in one of the most rural counties in the Lowcountry of South Carolina?
Rafael dreamed of going to college, but educators at his public charter school and state funding didn’t support these goals. Here are lessons learned from his story.
The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College in Wisconsin aims to provide students with rich cultural experiences through expanded diversity in educators and curriculum.
The program will pair high school and college students in what’s called a “near peer” model to help ease the minority participants into the mentorship.
The “grandmother of Appalachian studies” encouraged generations of students and activists to take a fresh look at their region. For some, that meant the chance to meet royalty in far-flung places and, perhaps even more impressive, go home again.
Finger Lakes Community College in New York is using virtual classrooms to enrich their students’ experiences.
Willie Carver won statewide acclaim as an educator. But he didn’t get similar levels of support from his local school system in Kentucky, he said.
Admissions officers at Yale and Purdue are innovating ways to identify, encourage, and admit more rural students. They’re learning some important lessons along the way.
In rural Brattleboro, Vermont, Afghan refugees are given a warm welcome, career training, and space to grow community.
Young people need predictability, safety, and security – just the things the flood washed away. School districts grapple with complex logistical issues while trying to tend to the needs of families and pupils.