Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Schools and Health.
Why Rural Matters 2023: Centering Equity and Opportunity
Report describing schools in rural communities. Discusses the impact of COVID-19, access to psychologists and mental health supports, impact on poverty, broadband access, and more. Includes state-level comparisons.
Author(s): Daniel Showalter, Sara L. Hartman, Karen Eppley, Jerry Johnson, Bob Klein Date: 11/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Education Association view details
Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2022
Presents information on issues such as crime, safety, use of illegal substances, and bullying in schools utilizing multiple national datasets. Includes statistics on school shootings, non-fatal violent crime, school reports on crime and discipline problems, and more. Provides statistics on percentage of schools offering mental health services as well as prevalence of bullying broken down by city, suburban, town, and rural.
Author(s): Véronique Irwin, Ke Wang, Jiashan Cui, Alexandra Thompson Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics view details
Children in Rural Areas and Their Family Characteristics
Provides 2019 data on the percentages of children aged 5 to 17 enrolled in school, the highest education level of their parents, and their family structure by locale, with breakdowns by city, suburban, town, and rural. Includes poverty levels of children by state.
Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Education Statistics view details
Broadband and Student Performance Gaps After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Analyzes the impact of broadband access during the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent student experience in rural Michigan. Provides data and information related digital device and broadband access, learning from home, student achievement and wellbeing, and future directions for broadband equity.
Author(s): Keith N. Hampton, Gabriel E. Hales, Johannes M. Bauer, et al. Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Michigan State University, Quello Center view details
SBHCs in Rural Areas Decrease Absenteeism
Presentation slides that provide data on the impacts School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) have on absenteeism in the New York State Education System for years 2015-2018. Discusses how SBHCs mitigate absenteeism and the correlation between absenteeism and student health. Includes related information on SBHCs and their impacts in other communities.
Author(s): Chris Kjolhede, John W. Sipple, Wendy Brunner Date: 07/2023 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: Bassett Healthcare Network view details
Disparities in Implementing COVID-19 Prevention Strategies in Public Schools, United States, 2021–22 School Year
Reports on COVID-19 prevention strategies early in the 2021-22 school year and describes disparities in implementing strategies by school characteristics. Appendix includes data on specific strategies related to mask wearing and ventilation for city, suburban, town, and rural schools.
Author(s): Sanjana Pampati, Catherine N. Rasberry, Zach Timpe, et al. Citation: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 29(5), 937-944 Date: 05/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention view details
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