What works to promote children’s educational access, quality of learning, and wellbeing in...
Published 1 January 2015 Contents Abstract This rigorous review surveys research on education in emergencies to assess “what works” to promote access, quality, and wellbeing for improving learning outcomes in acute and protracted crises, as well as in post-crisis contexts. The review team conducted a systematic search of existing library databases, solicited grey literature from international organisations directly and through the Interagency Network for Education in…
How Telecommuting Benefits Rural Communities
Telecommuting helps workers from all walks of life, but a specific segment of the workforce that benefits is people living in rural areas.
What Is a Smart Rural Community ®?
Broadband Enabled. Locally Driven. Globally Connected. Learn more about Smart Rural Community ® at www.ntca.org/smart. Video clips provided by: Emily ...
The investment every rural community should make
At Kakenya’s Dream, three holistic, girl-centered, and community-driven programs are creating lasting, sustainable change in rural Kenya.
ANALYSIS: How will Microsoft's Investment Affect Rural Communities?
On July 10, Microsoft announced a $10 billion strategy to address the 34 million Americans who still lack highspeed Internet access. The good news is that they plan to use a “free” technology as the centerpiece of their strategy. The...
What Unites and Divides Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities
Despite widening gaps in politics and demographics, Americans across community types have a lot in common in key facets of their lives.
How Rural Communities Are Embracing Immigrants and Thriving as a Result
Small and rural towns across America are increasingly faced with the opportunities and challenges that come with settling new immigrants. In nearly 3,000 rural American towns, the immigrant population grew by 130 percent since 1990. While immigrants are increasingly credited with bringing growth and stimulus to small town America, their arrival can also create tension …
How healthy are the food options in your rural community?
How healthy are the food choices in your community?It's not a question I'd given much thought prior to a couple weeks ago, when I posted a story on agweek.com about a study that looked at food purchases across the country. The study determined the least healthy food purchases, on average, were made in...
How online shopping affects rural communities
A new lawsuit highlights how e-commerce and the warehouse boom can concentrate truck traffic, and pollution, in rural areas
Dairy and rural community vitality top of mind
The dairy and rural community-vitality subcommittee of Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 met Oct. 8, 2018, at the MacKenzie Center in Poynette, Wisconsin. There are some highlights from the meeting,
Let’s understand our rural communities as islands
We Americans love the idea of frontiers, which have played an outsized role in the national imagination.
Arts Education in Rural Communities: What's Working
I recently came across an article that caught my attention: "Rural Education: Addressing a Tension Point in the Great American Divide," written by Dilara Sayeed, a columnist for EdSurge. I learned a lot from this article, including that one-third of all public schools across the country are in rural communities and rural areas have slightly higher poverty rates than urban areas Why does this matter? I…
Smart Villages: Empowering rural communities in 'Niger 2.0'
A new project is connecting rural villages in Niger to the Internet. Find out how ICTs are improving education and agriculture in 'Smart Villages.'
How rural communities are encouraging people to return to their roots
RIPTON, Vt. — With its potbellied stove, penny candy and vintage post-office boxes, walking into the Ripton Country Store is like entering a time warp. For 140 years, through World War I and World …
What Will The Death Of Net Neutrality Mean For Rural Communities?
The Federal Communications Commission starts dismantling net neutrality regulations on April 23, 2018. That could mean when you’re watching that next
How telemedicine keeps patients in rural communities healthy
Telemedicine is an effective way to provide healthcare to patients in rural areas. It also offers financial benefits to patients and healthcare providers.
Bloomer Telephone Receives Smart Rural Community Award
Bloomer Telephone Company has been honored with the Smart Rural CommunitySM Showcase award by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, which cited Bloomer Telephone Companies advanced communications services and collaboration with local
Why Rural Communities Need to Talk About Climate Change
In early March, farmers and rural residents of southeast Minnesota gathered for three intensive days of presentations, discussion and deliberation around the thorny issue of climate change. The Winona, Minnesota, Climate Dialogue participants, most of them in shirts and jeans, were a blend of ages, cultural backgrounds and jobs. Some had lived in the community their whole lives, while others had moved to the area recently…
Why 5G won't be the great equalizer for SMBs and rural communities anytime soon
Despite promises of closing the digital divide, 5G may be slow to make it to underserved areas.
Resource guide available to help rural communities with substance abuse
PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – The U.S. Department of Rural Development is partnering with the Office of National Drug Control Policy to provide a rural resource guide to help communities address substance use disorder and opioid abuse. USDA