IES Funds Rural Education, Secondary Writing Research

February 7, 2019

The Journal discusses how the National Center on Rural Education Research Networks will work with 60 rural districts to help build capacity for rural districts to use their own data.

Research in rural education and secondary writing is getting a grant infusion from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. On Feb. 6, IES announced $25 million in grants to the University of Missouri, Harvard University and University of California, Irvine.

The National Center for Rural School Mental Health at the University of Missouri brings together a consortium of researchers and rural school districts across Missouri, Virginia and Montana to enhance the capacity of rural schools to identify, prevent and intervene in youth mental health concerns. 

The National Center on Rural Education Research Networks at Harvard will work with 60 rural school districts, regional education agencies and state education agencies in New York and Ohio to help build the capacity of these groups to improve the education of their students through their own data. Each of these centers is supported by IES grants of nearly $10 million that will last for a five-year period.


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