- Rural students face poverty, inequities, and challenges related to well-being
- Many rural areas continue to lack basic internet access
- See related article: Technology in rural schools: Addressing digital equity
- For more news on student populations, visit eSN’s SEL & Well-Being page
Many rural communities are still facing multiple crises in educational loss, economic outcomes, unemployment, and mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Why Rural Matters 2023 report.
The report examines the needs and inequities affecting 9.5 million students attending public schools in rural areas – more than one in five students nationally. The report critically examines how educational supports and resources for rural student well-being are distributed.…Read More