National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN)

Rural school districts can be creative in solving the internet connectivity gap—but they need support

August 10, 2020

While COVID-19-related school closures in spring 2020 challenged every school district, students in rural districts faced especially significant barriers. In particular, lack of consistent internet limited their access to online instruction.

These gaps in access to the internet and instruction were evident in our research. However, we also found that rural districts devised innovative strategies to help put materials and instruction in the hands of students.

The start of the next school year is approaching quickly, and many districts plan to start remotely. Ensuring...

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2019 Apr 25

Askwith Forum | Rural Promise: Innovating to Support Rural Students

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA 02138

Askwith ForumsJoin CEPR and the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Thursday, April 25 as we shine a spotlight on the collaborative innovations — in classrooms, communities, and state and district leadership — driving bold new approaches to rural education and student success.... Read more about Askwith Forum | Rural Promise: Innovating to Support Rural Students