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A partnership with Oregon STEM and its Spark Oregon earn-and-learn initiative helped pay for KEITH Manufacturing to employ four local high school interns for the summer.
Rural students seeking higher education face numerous unique challenges. A conversation with CivicLab, an Indiana-based education nonprofit, helped illuminate three national trends about rural higher education.
Parent-driven Down Home North Carolina organizes to counteract aggressive attempts at book bans and other far-right inspired changes to public schools pushed by Moms for Liberty.
Where you are doesn’t always determine where you go. Here are some stories about students from four different states who defied rural stereotypes — and even benefitted from their rurality to reach their education goals.
As rent prices and college costs continue to rise, some rural students are forced to delay higher education in order to work multiple jobs. What does this mean for the country’s next generation?
As rural communities think about the future role of public schools, an archivist at the University of Nebraska at Kearney aims to share local country school history to inform discussions and inspire learning.
Beginning her career as a teaching academic, Emelie K. Peine found that her students, much like people she studied with herself “were just as earnest and well-meaning, and just as clueless about Appalachia in particular, the south in general, and rural America at large.”
One rural Idahoan advocates for the trades, and shares his opinion on “investing in the long-term” when making higher education plans.
The rural/urban divide is too simplistic to apply to real lives, says a researcher who studies political and social divisions. Flagship universities, where a wide range of students meet, could be one place the nation starts healing our perceived fissures.
Gabriel Clark dreamed of studying chemical engineering at Stanford University. After working several gap-year jobs in his hometown of Idaho Falls and attending community college at the College of Eastern Idaho, that dream finally came true.