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ERIC Number: ED261836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Remote Schools: A Dilemma Beyond Rural Education.
Davis, L. D.
With an area of 110,540 square miles and a population of less than one million people, Nevada experiences educational problems that are not simply rural but remote--vast distances, geographic barriers, lack of services, untrained personnel, inadequate funding, etc. The Nevada Rural School District Alliance was formed in 1983 to improve the quality of rural/remote education. Goals of the Alliance include facilitating/assisting rural/remote educational research; providing a clearinghouse/depository for Nevada educational research and data; providing technical assistance and/or inservice training to rural districts in curriculum, instruction, staff recruitment/retention, staff development, finance, planning, facilities, special services; serving as a vehicle for rural advocacy; and addressing unique needs of individual school districts. The Alliance has produced important documents: a statistical report of rural school demographic features; a study of classified employee job descriptions and benefits; a list of current Nevada mining operations; baseline data on district revenues, expenditures, enrollments, pupil/teacher ratios, etc. Other Alliance accomplishments include conducting workshops on hiring/firing practices and computer competencies; establishing a job/teacher bank with University of Nevada-Reno which placed over 25 rural/remote teachers in 1984; sponsoring teacher incentive and professional development center grants; offering continuing education courses; and participating in the legislative process. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nevada