School districts nationwide are working to recruit highly qualified teachers for rural schools, which often have fewer resources and more disadvantaged students. Officials say it can be difficult to recruit teachers to remote areas. But efforts are under way to entice more teachers to rural schools, and also to prepare them for the challenges they will face there. Some students are receiving scholarships to return to teach in their hometowns, and the University of South Dakota has created a rural-teaching track for students.

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