rural students

5 policies to help rural students get ahead

Despite tough hurdles, rural students can find success in school with the help of careful policy changes.

Rural students still face a staggering number of uphill battles when it comes to securing the same educational opportunities as their suburban and urban peers, according to a new report.

Limited access to advanced coursework, medical care, food and employment opportunities continue to daunt students in many rural communities, according to the report released from AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust.

The report, Leveling the Playing Field for Rural Students, highlights how Congress can provide leadership and support to ensure students living in rural America receive a quality education and succeed in life beyond high school.

(Next page: Five education policy recommendations to help rural students)

Laura Ascione

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