Schools in Rural Areas Improving

By Andrew Pillow

It is generally a well-known fact that urban and rural schools lag behind their sub-urban counterparts. But it appears as if rural schools are making up ground.

According to a study by the National Association of State Boards of Education, rural schools have been steadily improving over the last decade.

The improvement has been partially attributed to an intentional effort by the Obama administration to get high speed internet connections into schools. The internet has helped cover many of the gaps typically present in rural schools.

This isn’t to say that obstacles still don’t persist. Rural schools still are “called to do more with less” according to the report. However, in spite of the obstacles, rural schools are still making strides.

Read more here. (via: US News)

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.