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ERIC Number: EJ895682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-11
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Rural Schools Grow Leaders to Suit Needs
Schulken, Mary
Education Week, v29 n37 p1, 22-23 Aug 2010
Faced with state and federal mandates to reverse the course of failing rural schools--in some cases, by replacing teachers and principals--districts and researchers say just finding bodies for empty spots is no longer enough. Increasingly, money and attention are turning toward programs that hand-pick promising rural teaching candidates and school leaders and equip them to thrive in a geographically isolated environment where resources are limited, poverty can be high, and academic achievement often lags. Amid high stakes for rural districts as part of a national push to turn around low-performing schools, initiatives aimed at high-quality homegrown talent have emerged across the country. The author describes how rural schools grow leaders to suit needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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