• • Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho •

• Exploring the Successes and Challenges of Rural Education •

About The Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho (ROCI)

ROCI brings together some of the nation’s best thinkers to conduct research on the challenges of rural education, such as hiring leaders and teachers, migration, economic development, and post-secondary success. Our goal is to inform the national body of work on rural education and explore its implications for increasing educational attainment and economic competitiveness of Idahoans and other Americans who live and work in rural communities. ROCI is an initiative of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation, a private family foundation based in Boise, Idaho.


Op-Ed: Changing Rural Education Landscape Needs Innovators

As the economy changes, education becomes even more important for the revitalization of rural communities. Rural education needs to reinvent itself to sustain itself, to help preserve local communities and to ensure learning is relevant to students.

Webinar: The Long Road Toward Equal Educational Opportunity for Rural Hispanic Students

If you didn’t already know, Hispanics are the largest and fastest growing group of students in U.S. rural schools. Idaho’s population is one of the fastest growing in the nation. And, sadly, there are major disparities in the education outcomes of minority students versus their white peers. For example, only 1/3 as many Hispanics as white students are proficient in reading and that divide continues to deepen as they get older. By 10th grade, 41% are less than proficient in reading.

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ROCI – Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho

E-Mail: info@rociidaho.org

Twitter: @ROCIdaho