Tag: Education

Students enter the classroom in Godley, Texas, on August 5. Godley is a town of approximately 1,000 residents about 30 miles southwest of Fort Worth. The school district is among the first to open in Texas for the fall term. Photo: AP Photo/ LM Otero

Commentary: Rural Schools’ Crumbling Infrastructure Was a Health Threat Even Before the Pandemic

Parents had to worry about the safety of their school children long before COVID-19 became a problem. It’s time to invest in education to address these disparities, starting with the pandemic relief package. Rural schools are sick, and it’s not just the coronavirus. As the nation’s gaze turns to the […]

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Rural Students Are Less Likely to Go to College. Will the Pandemic Make Things Even Tougher?

COVID-19 has complicated everything about college — applications, classes, living arrangements and extracurricular activities. Some administrators are trying to help rural students succeed in a rapidly changing educational environment. Shelby Acton graduated this spring from high school in Somerset, Kentucky, and plans to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall. […]

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