New York and Ohio schools joining rural education initiative
Several school districts located in rural areas of central and northern New York are participating in a nationally funded program to address and potentially overcome some of the biggest obstacles facing their students.
About 50 school districts in New York and Ohio were selected to participate in the initiative. It’s a partnership with Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research, whose experts will help local school administrators develop evidence-based strategies for dealing with recurring problems in rural education, like chronic absenteeism, college readiness, and college enrollment.
Kyle Faulkner, superintendent of the Sandy Creek Central School District in Oswego County, says he’s looking forward to addressing student attendance through the program.