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Identifying the Gaps in Access to Technology and Rigorous Coursework Between Rural and Non-Rural Students

I went to school in a rural area, surrounded by cornfields. Our high school mascot was even named the Greenwave in honor of the landscape....

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Disproportionate Representation at the State Level May Be Hurting Rural Communities

Recently, our colleagues Molly Sarubbi and Lauren Sisneros wrote about some of the challenges facing education in rural communities. From...

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Five Steps to Expand Access to High-Quality CTE in Rural Schools

This guest post comes from Austin Estes, senior policy associate at Advance CTE. Since the Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act...

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State Policy Proposals That Recognize Rural Needs

As the ever-increasing focus on equity in education grows, state policymakers are inevitably faced with pressures to better understand...

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Equity in education: Rural teaching opened my eyes to district disparities

This blog is a guest post by Jennifer Bell, Customer Account Executive at SAS, that originally appeared on the SAS blog as part of a...

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Deconsolidation Challenges and Considerations: A Lesson from Clark County, Nev.

At Education Commission of the States, we actively track legislation addressing local school district operations and structures. One of the...

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Broadband’s Impact on Education

Broadband access discussions are increasing across the country. At the state and local levels, leaders are expressing the need for adequate...

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Federal Communications Commission Loses in Court, States have the Ability to Limit Municipal Broadband

A Federal Appels Court recently blocked efforts to expand public broadband.  The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals filed a ruling on Aug. 10,...

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State Laws May Create Challenges for Local Broadband Expansion

Inadequate access to industry-standard broadband speeds confronts many households and individuals across the states as indicated in a...

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Where You Live Rather Than What You Know? The Problem With Education Deserts

This post was co-authored with guest author Nicholas Hillman, an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the...

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