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Rural Education

Rural educators often look for solutions that differ from those of their urban and suburban counterparts. Marzano Research understands the challenges and assets of rural schools, and we can help you find solutions that fit your unique needs. Whether helping you grow your teacher pipeline, strengthen technology infrastructure, improve work-based learning channels, or strategically think through college preparation and course pathways, we help you develop and use actionable strategies leading to rural student success.

What’s New in Rural Education

Blazing Trails: Overcoming Roadblocks in Rural Education Research

November 5th, 2020|

Anyone who’s ever led a classroom will tell you that no two students learn the same way. Everyone processes information in a unique manner and at their own pace. Figuring out how to best reach a given learner and putting them in the best possible position to become the best student they can be is what being a good educator is all about. [...]

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Infographics Shed Light on Rural Internet Connectivity Issues

While 2020 has been a challenging year for those of us in the learning community, education researchers like myself hope that it provides a chance to elevate data showing critical opportunity gaps faced by our students. One of those opportunities lies in ensuring students’ access to education via technology. The rapid transition schools were forced to make  […]

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Supporting an Evaluation of the Rural Educator Stipend Program in Colorado

In many rural areas throughout the United States, school district administrators regularly face the challenge of attracting and retaining educators who are interested in working and living in their regions. In Colorado, state education leaders have proactively addressed teacher staffing challenges in rural districts in various ways […]

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Meet a Few of Our Experts

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Douglas Van Dine
Senior Researcher

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Steven Tedeschi

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Danette Parsley
Chief Executive Officer

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Mike Siebersma
Director of Consulting and Technical Assistance

How We Can Help

Our experts understand the unique aspects of rural education through lived experience. As a part of your team, we will develop a shared understanding of your unique needs and help you surpass your goals. We can help you

  • Support the development, implementation, and facilitation of rural professional learning networks
  • Improve remote learning for students with and without internet connectivity
  • Generate evidence-based, actionable recommendations to improve teacher retention and acquisition in remote rural communities
  • Design, implement, and evaluate your programs and strategies to narrow learning gaps

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