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ERIC Number: ED511604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 41
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 93
Strategies for Rural Minnesota School Districts: A Literature Review
Broton, Katie; Mueller, Dan; Schultz, Jennifer Lee; Gaona, Maria
Wilder Research
The purpose of this literature review is to gain greater understanding of strategies that can be effectively applied in Minnesota's rural school districts to address their education challenges. In particular, the authors sought to identify strategies that could either: (1) maintain (or improve) students' academic achievement at less cost to the school district, or (2) improve student academic achievement, or that of traditionally less successful subgroups, at the same cost. For some strategies found in the rural education research literature, study results only addressed the strategy's effectiveness in solving a specific problem (e.g., teacher retention) rather than its impact on student achievement or school costs. The authors employed a "bottom-up" approach in their investigation by focusing on strategies tried by rural school districts and the evidence for their effectiveness. Appended are: (1) Acknowledgments; and (2) Summary of strategies and available level of evidence. [This paper was prepared for the Center for Rural Policy and Development.]
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wilder Research
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota