What’s Right With Rural? Teacher Speakout! keeps conversation going between rural Wisconsin teachers and education researchers

We hear a lot about the challenges of rural education: declining enrollment, limited resources and funding, difficulty recruiting teachers and keeping them. And at UW‒Madison’s Rural Education Research & Implementation Center (RERIC), much good work is being done to improve educational outcomes in the state’s distant, sometimes forgotten classrooms.

More Schooling Equates to Longer, Healthier Lives

A critical intersection exists between education and health, according to a consensus of researchers and evaluators from the University of Wisconsin‒Madison who have been working closely with rural schools, the community-school model and Native American communities in Wisconsin. Researchers say that better educated individuals live longer, healthier lives than those with less education.