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ERIC Number: ED556045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 94
Abstractor: As Provided
Why Rural Matters 2013-2014: The Condition of Rural Education in the 50 States
Johnson, Jerry; Showalter, Daniel; Klein, Robert; Lester, Christine
Rural School and Community Trust
"Why Rural Matters 2013-14" is the seventh in a series of biennial reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states. While it is the seventh in a series, this report is not simply an updating of data from earlier editions. We have deliberately altered the statistical indicators and gauges from one report to the next to call attention to the variability and complexity of rural education. Our intent is not to compare states in terms of their differing rates of progress toward an arbitrary goal. Rather, our intent is (1) to provide information and analyses that highlight the priority policy needs of rural public schools and the communities they serve, and (2) to describe the complexity of rural contexts in ways that can help policymakers better understand the challenges faced by their constituencies and formulate policies that are responsive to those challenges.
Rural School and Community Trust. 1530 Wilson Boulevard #240, Arlington, VA 22209. Tel: 703-243-1487; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education; High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural School and Community Trust
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
IES Cited: ED565803