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Results: Rural (18 Stories)

Hollister R-V School District: OER Ambassadors in Rural Missouri

Hollister's #GoOpen team collaborating on district content.

Hollister R-V School District, MissouriP-12

Hollister R-V School District, in Missouri, underwent sweeping changes to their curriculum ten years ago when use of Openly Licensed Educational Resources (OER) was implemented by its administration, and teachers were asked to phase out the use of textbooks. Although curated OER is readily available...

Topics: #GoOpen, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

Bristol Tennessee City Schools: Personalized Educator Learning Provides Foundation for Personalized Student Learning

Official Vance Middle School Logo showing a Viking Ship

Bristol City School District, TennesseeP-12

Bristol Tennessee City Schools has just over 4,000 students enrolled in five elementary schools, a single middle school, one brick-and-mortar high school, and a virtual high school. The district’s free and reduced lunch rate is just over 53%; the rate at some of the four Title I schools is signifi...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, personalized learning, professional learning

Bristol Tennessee City Schools: From Obstacles to Opportunities Through Digital Learning Conversion

Teacher in classroom in Bristol Tennessee City Schools

Bristol Tennessee City Schools, TennesseeP-12

Bristol Tennessee City Schools has just over 4,000 students enrolled among five elementary schools, a single middle school, one brick-and-mortar high school, and a virtual high school. The district's free and reduced lunch rate is just over 53%, with the rate at some of the four Title I schools sig...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, Openly Licensed Educational Resources, professional learning

How Williamsfield schools decided to #GoOpen

Two students and a teacher sit at a table to collaborate.

Williamsfield Community School District, IllinoisP-12

The Williamsfield School District is a small, rural district serving approximately 300 students in one building—Pre-K through 12th grade—with fewer than 100 students attending the high school. Located in a village of 650 residents, the school is the hub of the community. Several staff and facult...

Topics: #GoOpen, Digital content, equity, Openly Licensed Educational Resources

21st Century Learning Systems

Howard-Winneshiek Community School District, IowaP-12

The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District is a 426 square mile, rural NE Iowa district of 1.200+ students with 48% Free and Reduced lunch. The Challenge Howard-Winneshiek faces several challenges. Like much of rural Iowa and America, declining enrollment and budget concerns along with afford...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, community engagement

Warsaw Inquiry Learning Laboratory

Warsaw Community Schools, IndianaP-12

Warsaw Community Schools (WCS) is a rural school corporation of 7200 students located in northern Indiana. The school corporation has 52% free and reduced population, and a 20% English Language Learner population. Warsaw is known as the Orthopedic Manufacturing Capital of the World, the duck farming...

Topics: community engagement, equity

Partnering to Increase Bandwidth

Iowa City Community School District , IowaP-12

Iowa City Community School District is the fifth largest school district in the state, with a population of over 12,000 students across a total of 42 schools. Approximately 40 different languages are spoken across the district, which spans 133 square miles across the city. The Challenge Iowa C...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Upgrading the Network Infrastructure

Boulder Valley School District, ColoradoP-12

Colorado’s Boulder Valley School District is consistently ranked among the top three of the state’s large Front Range districts. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the district contains fifty-six schools over 500 square miles, serving approximately 30,000 students in grades K-12. ...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Wanted: A Bandwidth Upgrade

South Wasco County School District, OregonP-12

South Wasco County School District is a small, rural district encompassing all 600,000 acres of southern Wasco County in Maupin, Oregon. The district is comprised of two schools that pull from many neighboring small communities, totaling around 200 students in all. Despite its small size, the distri...

Topics: Connectivity, technology infrastructure

A Bold Vision for Instruction Should Ignite the Move to 1:1

Goochland County Public Schools, VirginiaP-12

Goochland County Public Schools is a small, rural public school division in Virginia with around 2,400 students across 5 schools.They are positioned along the James River midway between Charlottesville to the west and Richmond to the east. Over the past two years significant investments have been ma...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, personalized learning

Embracing the Power of Digital Learning

Sitka School District, AlaskaP-12

The Sitka School District is a K-12 public school district serving 1,300 students who live in Sitka, Alaska. There are 5 schools in the Sitka School District - 2 elementary schools with 1 school serving students in grades K-1 and the other serving students in grades 2-5, 1 middle school serving stud...

Topics: community engagement, Connectivity, technology infrastructure

Fuse Fellows of Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island, Rhode IslandP-12Postsecondary

The state of Rhode Island supports approximately 142,000 public school students across 300 schools. Sixty-six distinct local education agencies operate within the 1,214 square miles of RI, including 32 school district municipalities, 4 regional school districts, 4 state-operated schools, 1 regional ...

Topics: 1:1 Initiative, professional learning

Seven Pathways of Educational Environments

Albemarle County Public Schools, VirginiaP-12

The Albemarle County Public Schools District is a geographically large and socio-economically diverse district of almost 14,000 students and 1200 teachers in 26 schools surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia. It spans 726 square miles, from the Appalachian Trail to Virginia’s Piedmont plain, includ...

Topics: personalized learning, professional learning

Starting small and encouraging innovation

White Oak Independent School District, TexasP-12

White Oak Independent School District spans 15.7 square miles and serves White Oak City, Texas, and its 5,624 residents and over 1,300 students. All four schools are located on one campus, and of those more than 1,300 students, 87.7% are white, 2.9% are African American, .9% are Native American, 6.3...

Topic: professional learning

Busing in WiFi

Coachella Valley Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

Coachella Valley Unified School District near Riverside, CA (situated in one of the poorest sections of the country) has roughly 19,500 students – 100 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced-priced meals – spread out over an area larger than the state of California. Additionally, almost 50% ...

Topics: Connectivity, equity

Internet access to low-income homes

Sunnyside Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, is an example of a district pursuing strategies to connect students when they are off campus. It is the 13th largest school district of the state with 19 schools. Nearly 90% of the district’s 17,265 students identify as Hispanic. Additionally, ...

Topic: Connectivity

When Bus Rides Become Hotspots

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Sunnyside Unified School District, ArizonaP-12

Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, is an example of a district pursuing strategies to connect students when they are off campus. With its 19 schools, Sunnyside is the 13th largest school district in the state. Nearly 90% of the district’s 17,265 students identify as Hispanic. Ad...

Topic: Connectivity

Mapping Community Wifi Access

Forsyth County Schools Free Wifi Logo

Forsyth County Schools, GeorgiaP-12

Forsyth County Schools (FCS) in Georgia serves over 42,600 students and is the largest employer in the county with over 4,300 full-time employees and 1,300 substitutes. Out of 180 school districts, FCS is the seventh largest school system in Georgia. FCS is home to 35 schools – twenty elementary, ...

Topics: accessibility, BYOD/BYOT, community engagement, Connectivity, equity

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