Summarized from Gagnon, D. J., & Mattingly, M. J. (2015). State policy responses to ensuring excellent educators in rural schools. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 30 (13), 1-14.
States across the country employ a range of strategies in roughly equal measure, including grow your own programs, financial incentives, communities of practice, and capacity building.
"Rural communities" can be described in a wide variety of ways, but share two major characteristics beyond the small population that comes first to mind. They are more likely to experience higher rates of poverty, concentrated poverty, and poverty that spans generations and they reflect a ..