When ‘the heartbeat’ stops: Rural schools close as opportunity and residents flee
Oct 22, 12:00 AM
School closures and consolidations are a familiar story in cash-strapped, rural corners of the country — places where schools are integral to a sense of identity and belonging. In many cases, rural schools are burdened by afflictions that also strain urban education systems: declining enrollment, teacher shortages, decaying buildings.
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