ESSA Complicating Rural School Turnaround Efforts?

ESSA Complicating Rural School Turnaround Efforts?

September 10, 2019

“As rural districts work to turn around struggling schools identified for improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act, they face the challenge of finding evidence-backed strategies that actually work in their particular contexts,” writes Evie Blad in Education Week. “Rural school systems often enroll relatively small numbers of students distributed over large geographic areas,” “often have trouble recruiting and retaining teachers,” and “most are far from institutions, like universities, that may be helpful partners in school improvement efforts.”