Innovative Research

Do rural youth at four-year institutions differ from their metro counterparts in college experiences and pathways by which they pursue postsecondary education?  If so, how?
What can school districts and communities do about transient students?
How is the CREC expanding professional development?

Researchers Find Few Positives in Vermont's Proposed Educational Reforms, Recommend Plan to Support Community Schools--Recent proposed changes to Vermont’s educational system are unlikely to produce projected results, according to a new policy brief released by Penn State’s Center on Rural Education and Communities.

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