Out of the Loop

Nearly 20 percent of the country’s students are enrolled in rural schools, yet are not provided the same focus in national policy or research as students in urban and suburban school districts. Out of the Loop, a new report from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education (CPE) finds that poverty, isolation and inequities are exacerbated for rural students by the lack of attention to the unique needs of this considerable student population.

By raising awareness of the problems faced by rural schools, NSBA hopes to focus the attention of policymakers and communities on the solutions.