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Cultivating Rural Education

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This book offers counsel for readers who may be interested in learning more about rural circumstances so that they can make informed and responsive decisions about policies and programs targeting rural students, educators, and schools.

Opportunity and Performance

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Because everyone from policymakers to classroom teachers has a role in achieving greater equity for children from poverty, this book provides a sweeping chronicle of the historical turning points on the road to greater equity, as background to the situation today.

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Board of Directors

Todd E. Johnson, PhD

Center for Research &
Data Analysis

Loverty Erickson, MS

Northern Cheyenne Tribal School

JR Hoyer, MBA, Vice-Chair

Chief Strategy Officer
PLS 3rd Learning

Deb Page, BS, CPT

The Institute for Performance Improvement

Susan J. Paik, PhD

Associate Professor
Claremont Graduate University
School of Educational Studies

Bi Vuong, MPA, Chair

Managing Director, Education Practice
Project Evident

Mark Williams

Director of Ministry Formation
Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast
Mission Integration

Caitlin Howley, PhD

Director, Child Welfare & Education

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