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Kentucky Becomes Latest State to Distance Itself From NSBA

Kentucky is now one of the latest states to distance itself from the National School Boards Association (NSBA).  In September, the NSBA sent a letter to President Biden requesting federal intervention in school board incidents,...

If Teachers Won’t Come To Our Communities, We’ll Have To Grow Our Own

Reading about new rural teacher recruitment initiatives is like watching a sitcom romance unfold. I want to hope for the best, but I know better. The latest display of this comes from a new initiative...

Rural and Small Schools Are The Unsung Heroes of Innovation, And It’s Time We Learn From Them

While the challenges of rural schools have been discussed at length, they also have unique opportunities for innovation. Not only do rural schools act as centers for learning, but they serve their small towns...

Can “Grow-Your-Own” Programs Help End Rural Teacher Shortages?

“Why don’t people who live there, teach there?” That question, posed by this recent Hechinger Report story, is a troubling reminder of the unique, persistent challenges that rural communities face in staffing schools. Like rural America itself,...

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