A majority of rural Wisconsin school districts surveyed earlier this summer said they wouldn’t require students and staff to wear face masks…
Craig Albers Interviewed by WSAW
Why More Wisconsin Schools Are Enrolling Fewer Students
Aging communities, fewer births are shaping the future of districts around the state.
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.
Rural Teachers & UW–Madison Education Researchers Share Perspectives on STEM Education in Wisconsin
Third annual Teacher Speakout! featured 19 rural STEM educators from 18 school districts.
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.
New Study Shows Wisconsin’s Rural Students Still Face Inequity
Many students in rural areas in Wisconsin and across the country are still facing inequity, according to a new study from the Rural School and Community Trust, a national nonprofit that helps rural schools and communities.
Northern Mental Health Collaborative receives state mental health grant
The Northern Mental Health Collaborative — comprised of the school districts of Goodman-Armstrong Creek, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine, Florence County and Niagara — recently was awarded $149,992 via a two-year grant from the Department of Public Instruction.
WCER Experts Explain Critical Intersection between Education, Health
At WCER’s Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC), Craig Albers and his team are studying the self-identified needs of Wisconsin’s rural schools, including the problem of how best to address their students’ mental and behavioral health issues.
RERIC Partners With Rural Wisconsin
Last fall, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research launched the Rural Education Research & Implementation Center, or RERIC (rare-ik)—a first-of-its-kind center in Wisconsin dedicated to improving educational outcomes for rural students, families and schools through rigorous, partnership-based research.