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More Research Needed: How to Build an Evidence Base for Interventions to Support Postsecondary Transitions in Rural Settings

Thursday, September 23, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT

This webinar supports policymakers, researchers, and funders in understanding the need, barriers, and solutions for conducting rigorous research in rural settings. To ground the discussion, REL Appalachia describes the findings of its systematic evidence review on nonacademic interventions to improve postsecondary success in rural settings. Then, panelists highlight the importance of conducting rigorous research; share the barriers particularly in rural settings; and discuss potential solutions to those barriers. The webinar allows researchers, policymakers, and funders to come together and discuss the gaps in rural research as well as potential solutions.




CJ Park, REL Appalachia, SRI International
Rebecca Schmidt, REL Appalachia, SRI International
Jennifer Ash, National Center for Rural Education Research Networks
Sherry Horner, Berea College
Ann O’Connell, The Ohio State University
Allen Pratt, National Rural Education Association