Report: Include rural schools in education-policy debate

03/10/2010 | eSchool News (free registration)

New policies are needed to ensure that more rural students succeed in school and graduate, according to a new report that shows one-fourth of students in rural schools do not graduate from high school. Officials from the Alliance for Excellent Education, which released the report, say rural high schools have been largely absent from debates about education reform. Some obstacles for such schools, the report states, include difficulty in recruiting teachers, limited access to rigorous courses and funding inequities.

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