A large percentage of public school districts across the U.S. are comprised of 15 or fewer schools; 46 percent of districts have fewer than 1,000 students and a third have fewer than two schools. While many of these smaller school districts face the same challenges as larger school systems, they often lack the infrastructure and supports of larger districts—especially in the form of peer collaboration.

Several research studies have pointed out that educators in these districts—many of which are located rural areas—often experience “professional isolation,” making it hard to gain traction with the...

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  • About the Author:

    Jason Stricker is a co‐founder and CEO of Insight Education Group. Follow him on Twitter: @stricktlyjason.

    Jason Culbertson is president of Insight Education Group. Follow him on Twitter: @JCulberts0n.