Next week, Edmentum will join partners and colleagues at the Digital Learning Annual Conference (DLAC) in Austin, Texas.
Rural Education: How One School District Works to Improve Student Outcomes in the Midst of a Declining Economy
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.
[Weekly EdNews Round Up] Why Rural Matters
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.
Building Relationships and Inspiring Beyond the Classroom
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.
[Success Story] How one rural school district is improving student achievement and educational outcomes
Chilton County Schools (CCS), a mostly rural school district located in central Alabama, was looking for an online learning partner who could help the district address multiple initiatives from gra