Rural Education


Agriculture Students Harness Innovation

This article looks at the reworking of one district’s agricultural program to incorporate more 21st century skills. Across the country… Read More »

This article discusses possible ways to address disparities in a access to high-speed internet connections in the home. As more… Read More »

Report, Research, Research Report Collaborative, Toolkit

Understanding implementation of proficiency-based education in Maine

Education Development Center (EDC) conducted this study as part of the Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative’s initial cycle of research. The… Read More »

This article explores how rural schools are adapting to the maker movement in ways that are unique to their rural… Read More »


Personalized Learning, the Navajo Way

This article, from the perspective of a principal, superintendent and mentor of indigenous schools for over forty years, looks at personalized… Read More »

Matt Drewette-Card, Director of Curriculum-Instruction-Assessment, AOS #94, ME

The Importance of Modeling Student-Centered Professional Learning

Creating student-centered learning environments is no easy task. Teachers often do not receive enough quality professional learning to provide them… Read More »

This guidebook highlights how leaders in rural districts can use the research-based framework and free planning resources developed by Future… Read More »

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Maine: Making the Most of High-Leverage Strategies

This article provides an overview of the progress the state of Maine has made towards competency education. It outlines the… Read More »

This video, created by UP for Learning as part of their Communicating School Redesign efforts (partnering with Ned),  features six Vermont high… Read More »


How Lobsters are Keeping Students in School

This article explores the move to a personalized learning program in one small rural community in Maine. Deer Isle-Stonington High… Read More »

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