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October 15, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Klein Study on Rural Schools Quoted in Iowa Farmer Today

Dr. Robert Klein, portrait

Dr. Robert Klein

A study jointly authored by Dr. Robert Klein was quoted in an Iowa Farmer Today story headlined “Rural schools show strong graduation rates.”

Klein is Associate Professor of Mathematics and Interim Dean of Ohio University Eastern.

More than 25 percent of the public schools in America are rural, with one in six students from rural areas.

This is according to the Why Rural Matters 2015-16 report, a biennial report released in June 2017 which examines rural education across the nation — the demographics and challenges that face some rural schools.

“The challenges students face in many rural places are staggering,” write the report’s authors, Daniel Schowalter of Eastern Mennonite University, Robert Klein of Ohio University, Jerry Johnson of University of Central Florida and Sara L. Hartman of Ohio University. “Lack of adequate resources, struggles with teacher recruitment and retention, a shortage of early childhood services and other challenges continue to daunt many rural communities.”

Read more in the Iowa Farmer Today.

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