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Rural Education

A year of invisible progress

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

To the casual observer, it seems like nothing has happened in Nepal over the last year. But looks can be deceiving. A year ago, a series of earthqu...

Democracy Schools -- Lessons from Escuela Nueva

Harry Boyte | Posted 12.21.2016 | Education
Harry Boyte

Democracy educators in the US have much to learn from the international Escuela Nueva or "New School" movement born in Columbia in the 1970s. This inc...

Refocusing On Rural Education

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

As Summer Advantage USA has grown to increasingly diverse communities, including rural communities in Colorado and Indiana, my eyes have been opened to the unique challenges that face our rural communities across the nation.

How A 4-Cent Multivitamin Could Close China's Education Gap

Linda Murray | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Linda Murray

New research shows that a multivitamin that costs less than 4 cents a day can level the education playing field for poor and undernourished children in China.

Rural and Urban Education Needs Not That Different After All

Kate Casas | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Kate Casas

Visiting these districts awakened me to the fact that adults need to reimagine how education is delivered to at-risk children in rural Missouri just as they need to do in suburban and urban Missouri.

Empowering Rural School Districts: A Vision Unfulfilled

Andrew Hysell | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Andrew Hysell

The Race to the Top program was billed as an opportunity for any school district in America to compete for a chance to win funds and bring innovative educational approaches to their students. Unfortunately, very few small, rural school districts made the cut.

The Future of Higher Education in Rural America

Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker

Despite these challenges don't start writing rural America's epitaph quite yet. New opportunities are emerging in a rural America primed by resurgences in rural higher education.