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Educational Equity for Rural Students: Out of the Pandemic, but Still Out of the Loop

In part four of our five-part series, "Educational Equity for Rural Students: Out of the Pandemic, but Still Out of the Loop," we present data about how the COVID-19 pandemic changed rural student behaviors and aggravated mental health issues in rural schools. Challenges and considerations are examined in the areas of preventing suicide in rural schools, preventing school violence in rural areas, and partnering with parents and communities to foster a safe and healthy school culture.

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Thanking School Board Members for Their Service to Students, Families, and Communities

In this message to school board members nationwide, Verjeana McCotter-Jacobs, the first NSBA executive director with experience as a school board member, takes a moment to say a couple of words that school board members rarely hear: THANK YOU!

Cover of CPE Rural Report--two kids on bicycles

Back-to-School Statistics: Students in Rural Public Schools

A rural perspective in setting education policies is often linked to spatial equity. In this brief, we provide readers with some key back-to-school statistics on rural schools, hoping to increase the awareness that rural students, families, and communities deserve a voice in policymaking decisions and an investment in their educational infrastructures.