Education Week Launches Rural Blog

Last Updated: August 26, 2010

This article appeared in the August 2010 Rural Policy Matters.

In June, Education Week, launched a new blog devoted to rural education. In the opening post, writer Mary Schulken describes her youth growing up on a North Carolina tobacco farm and attending all twelve grades at the same small rural school.

The blog has covered a range of topics familiar to rural education advocates and important for policy makers interested in better serving rural students, including technology, federal school “turnaround” requirements, teacher distribution and training, and Title I funding inequities.

We are glad to see that Education Week is devoting specific coverage to the “challenges and policies affecting America’s rural schools.”

Read the Rural Education blog at Please note: Education Week places some restrictions on online access for non-subscribers.

Read more from the August 2010 Rural Policy Matters.