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Improving Rural Education

Here are several resources and projects developed by the CCNetwork to support improving rural education. 
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The SEA of the Future: Uncovering the Productivity Promise of Rural Education
Resource Type: Practice guide
2015 PDF (pdf)
Strategies for Building Rural School District Capacity to Implement Reform: An Annotated Bibliography
Resource Type: Bibliography
2013 PDF (pdf)
This annotated bibliography, compiled for the Rural Working Group of the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC), summarizes research across four areas associated with rural district capacity to implement reform.
The Kentucky Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) Program
Resource Type: Factsheet
2017 PDF (pdf)
The Kentucky Department of Education partnered with the ARCC to survey RLIS coordinators about their strategies, conduct a literature review of research-based strategies, and prepare a report combining the review and survey results
Texas Rural Schools Support
Type: Project
State(s): Texas
TXCC and TEA focuses on teacher recruitment and retention, specifically by examining “grow your own” (GYO) models that Texas rural districts could implement with support from TEA, education service centers (ESCs), and/or other organizations and providers.
The State Role in School Turnaround: Emerging Best Practices
Resource Type: Practice guide
2014 PDF (pdf)
This chapter considers the strengths and unique challenges of rural local education agencies (LEAs) and schools and focuses on solutions for those identified to be turned around.
The SEA of the Future: Uncovering the Productivity Promise of Rural Education
Resource Type: Publication
2015 PDF (pdf)
This chapter reports on the results of a national consensus panel to evaluate the role of technology in rural education and identify opportunities for states to support the use of technology.