Rural schools

Helping rural students thrive

Mississippi had an impressive showing on the Nation’s Report Card this year. But a new report says that drastic change is needed to help the state’s rural students succeed

Aallyah Wright Solutions 2. Tony Young, center, former administrator in Coahoma County and current RISE instructor, helps students navigate math equations using their cell phone calculators during an evening RISE teacher certification cohort class at Coahoma Early College High School in late January.

A major test for would-be teachers will de-emphasize the more difficult math sections

Advocates say the change could help more potential teachers pass, helping schools fill vacancies in communities with shortages

A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

In rural parts of the South, school choice has long been linked to private segregation academies opened for white families fleeing desegregation and busing. Mississippi’s first rural charter school challenges that legacy, but threatens the struggling traditional public schools most black children still attend

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Inside one school’s efforts to bridge the divide between white teachers and students of color

A Delaware high school strives to train teachers on culturally responsive practices — but not everyone is on board

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

Rural school districts had hoped to close “homework gaps” via access to wireless spectrum set aside for educational use 50 years ago

To smooth transitions from home to pre-K to kindergarten, states must invest in every aspect of early ed

West Virginia educators say working within a high-quality preschool program that emphasizes academic standards, teacher collaboration and family relationships makes it easy to burnish their strong reputation for thoughtfully executed transitions

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