Study Sheds Light on Most Urgent Needs of Colorado’s Rural Schools

Sterling Journal-Advocate | Callie Jones

“Teacher shortages have long plagued rural districts in Colorado and have worsened since the pandemic began.”

The most urgent needs for rural Colorado schools include addressing staff shortages, providing academic support for students, and providing mental health or emotional support services for students and their families. Jones explores the results of a recent survey exploring these needs, as well as five recommendations for ways philanthropic funders in Colorado can best support these students and schools.

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