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Rural Schools

How Can States Ensure More Rural Students See College in Their Future? Four Policy Improvements to Consider.

Why aren't rural students attending college more and what can states do about it? Jennifer Schiess at Bellwether Education Partners breaks down a new report on rural schools that finds post-secondary preparation in high school lacking and provides some policy solutions to address the problem.
What our findings suggest is that rural students are potentially less well-prepared for post-secondary learning—which limits opportunities, decreases the likelihood of successful completion of degrees, and exacerbates other barriers like income limitations by increasing cost and time to degree.

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