Application window extended to May 17 for participation in National Center for Rural Education Research Networks
In February 2019, the Ohio Department of Education and the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University announced an award of $10 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The grant creates the National Center for Rural Education, a network of as many as 30 rural school districts in Ohio and as many as 30 rural districts in New York. The districts will devise and test solutions to the challenges of chronic absenteeism, college readiness and college enrollment in rural education. The IES selected Ohio for grant partly because its rural districts serve a large percentage of the state’s school-age children, compared to the national average.
Rural districts that want to participate in the network can apply through the National Center for Rural Education Research Networks’ website. The application window has been extended to May 17. Applications are being reviewed and follow-up interviews scheduled on a rolling basis.