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2022

Distance Learning and Online Coordination of Service in Pennsylvania’s Rural School Districts

December 14, 2022  | Education

The purpose of this research was to: 1) understand the specific problems that rural school districts encountered during the pandemic; 2) learn how these districts responded to their unique challenges; and 3) identify the policies, practices, and resources that are needed for Pennsylvania rural schools to be better prepared for the next emergency that could close schools for an extended period.

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Tags:  distance learning , rural schools , 1:1 computing devices , teacher shortages , teacher shor , state and federal regulations , mental health , broadband

2014

Assessing the Enrollment Trends and Financial Impacts of Charter Schools on Rural and Non-Rural School Districts in Pennsylvania (2014)

June 18, 2014  | Education

This research assessed charter school enrollment trends in Pennsylvania and the financial impacts of charters and cyber charters on traditional K-12 school districts for academic years (AY) 2006-2007 through 2010-2011, the most recent years for which data were available. The research also analyzed how these impacts may vary according to urban and rural location and districts’ student racial/ethnic demographics

Tags:  charter schools , student enrollment , finances , rural schools

Introducing the Center's new journal, Rural Policy: The Research Bulletin of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.