Report: Leveling The Playing Field For Rural Students

Last Updated: November 16, 2017

Leveling the Playing Field for Rural Students is a new report issued by the by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust that describes how Congress can take support or amend current federal policies to improve equity for the one in six children living in rural communities.

Leveling the Playing Field

Specifically the report contains five specific recommendations that will enable rural children to succeed to the same extent as their peers in suburban and urban areas:

  • Enabling Access to New, High-Quality Educational Opportunities;
  • Addressing Health Barriers to Learning;
  • Leveraging Career and Technical Programs for Economic Growth;
  • Ending Food Insecurity for Rural Children;
  • Adequately Investing in Rural Schools.

The report also contains a number of statistics and data points on the state of rural education and the unique educational advantages and disadvantages of attending a rural school.

This report is the first of many collaborations between AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust, since they announced their formal partnership in November 2017.

Click here to download the complete report, or read the press release.