The Cornell Chronicle highlights the National Center on Rural Education Research Networks which will utilize the Proving Ground approach in rural districts.
Schools are often the civic heart of communities, particularly in rural areas, and can be a launching pad for its students. The strength of rural communities and the prospects for their children can depend heavily on the offerings and quality of their schools.
The National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), announced Feb. 6, will establish and support a network of 60 school districts in New York and Ohio, as scholars work to address challenges facing rural schools. John W. Sipple, associate professor in the Department of Development Sociology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joins scholars from Harvard and Dartmouth, plus state government officials in New York and Ohio, in NCRERN.
The center, hosted by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard (CEPR), will be funded by a $10 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, and will develop and facilitate the formation of networks connecting 60 rural school districts in New York and Ohio.