Rural communities in the United States are as diverse as the geographies they represent. Yet, overall, rural learners experience greater disparities at each stage of the education-to-workforce pipeline relative to their urban and suburban peers.
A new project aims to help five rural community colleges find better ways to support their students and identify educational models that expand economic opportunities in their communities.
Community colleges across California have made significant progress in increasing access to classes that award transferable credits to students, but dozens of colleges are still offering many non-credit remedial courses. And this irks critics who say those colleges are neglecting their responsibilities under a new state law.