Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing the district’s superintendent, Dr. Sarah Marriott, during a live webinar. Rather than choosing to accept that a decline in student achievement would be a natural outcome of the community’s challenges, she and her staff got to work implementing programs and initiatives to effect positive change and improve outcomes for all students.
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Putting Student Needs First to Build a Foundation for Academic Success: How Little Falls High School Leverages Edmentum Courseware for Credit Recovery and Hybrid Online Learning
Anyone who has lived in a small town knows how strong the ties of community are. Rural communities have so much to offer, but they also face some unique challenges. And especially in recent decades, some of these communities have watched the standby industry dry up or move away; dealt with the consequences of generational poverty; or seen population demographics shift significantly.
Nearly one in five students in the U.S. — about 9.3 million — attend a rural school, and many districts have high rates of poverty and student mobility. According to the recently released ninth edition of ‘Why Rural Matters’, many of these rural districts could face an education ‘emergency.’ Read all about the “Why Rural Matters” report, diversifying your classroom library, the 2020 census, and more in this week’s EdNews Round Up.
In addition to traditional school issues, rural communities tend to face a unique set of challenges when it comes to day to day learning. Teacher shortages, long commutes, sparse internet access, and even transitioning to higher education at a larger school’s setting are just some of the things students from rural communities tackle every day. In this week’s edition of the EdNews Round Up, explore topics centered around issues faced by rural communities, educators, and students.
At Edmentum, it’s our goal to provide online tools and customized consulting to make educators’ lives easier. See how other schools across the United States are partnering with Edmentum to find effective solutions to address challenges created by teacher shortages.
You never know when or from whom you will find inspiration. Staff members at Orleans Community Schools thought they were coming into another mandatory training session. They had no idea they would see familiar faces who they had spent years trying to inspire. They also did not realize these familiar faces would be the ones doing the inspiring. Read on to see how I achieved a surprising and inspiring staff session.
Rural, Gifted, and At-Risk: Four Research-Based Strategies to Support Advanced Learners in Small Districts
The question for educators working with gifted students in rural settings becomes one of engagement. How can these learners be exposed to the opportunities and guidance they need to keep learning interesting and challenging, and how can educators help them stay on track to reach their full potential? Here are four research-backed strategies.
Students and teachers in rural districts face challenges that their counterparts in more densely populated regions do not, but with those challenges, come opportunities. In this post, we’ll take a look at what rural districts are, what challenges those districts face, and what Edmentum’s commitment is to addressing the needs or rural districts through the Edmentum Rural Advisory Council.