Rural Education: Resources Can Make the Difference
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Rural Education: Resources Can Make the Difference

The mention of rural America may conjure up nostalgic images of wide-open land, quiet farms, and charming—or desolate—small towns that time has forgotten. Among the millions of children who grow up in non-metro areas, many face a variety of challenges that include high rates of poverty and decreased access to...

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Should Struggling Readers be Held Back? More and More States are Saying Yes
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The headline from a recent National Public Radio report made a stark declaration: “States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders.” Although the phrase “ratcheting up” may sound harsh, it seems well placed in this regard, given that the report addresses an ongoing, nettlesome issue in education—namely, what to do...

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