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Resource roundup: Issues facing rural schools and districts

Resource roundup: Issues in rural schools and districts

By Laura Checovich
March 20, 2019

Rural schools serve nearly 1 in 5 students in the United States, making the quality of these schools a key priority. We rounded up resources from across the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) network to help educators and policymakers tackle the issues that face rural schools and districts, with a focus on college and career readiness, access and attainment, and teacher preparation and development.

College and career readiness

Access and attainment

Teacher preparation and development


Did you know that REL Midwest offers a free reference desk service for education research questions? Here are some questions that we and other RELs have received related to rural education and the references we provided. And we encourage you to submit your own questions.

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Laura Checovich

Communications Associate | REL Midwest


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