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The Productivity of Rural Schools

BY debraabritt
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Marguerite Roza

Published March 2016 by School Administrator Magazine

Remote rural districts are often more expensive and yield lower student outcomes than urban and suburban districts. Yet some rural districts generate higher-than-expected learning results without proportionately higher spending. Based on interviews with leaders in 30 rural remote districts, Marguerite Roza identifies six factors that make some districts “productivity superstars.”

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