Rural schools could get a boost from personalized learning programs as they strive to meet unique challenges and help students succeed, according to new research.

Attracting and retaining highly-effective educators, transporting students to and from school, and keeping pace with technology's ever-changing nature are persistent challenges for rural schools, as outlined in A Guidebook for Success: Strategies for Implementing Personalized Learning in Rural Schools, released by Future Ready Schools (FRS).

But rural schools also have strengths, most notably strong and tight-knit communities, and these close relationships can help support personalized learning models in schools.

Personalized learning is important for rural schools,...

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