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Report: A Convening of Rural Higher Education Institutions Aims to Provide Economic Mobility for Rural Learners

Source: WorkingNation
Author: Laura Aka

“I grew up in a rural place, 35 kids in my senior class. So, this is always something that I’ve been really passionate about as we think about what are the place-based opportunities so that rural people can stay and thrive in their communities,” says Leslie Daugherty, Ed.D., senior director of design programs at Education Design Lab (the Lab).

This from Daugherty as the Lab announces the launch of its new Rural College Design and Data Academy. Building on its BRIDGES Rural initiative, the Lab is looking to its new cohort of 13 rural higher ed institutions across 11 states to expand on opportunity pathway insights in their communities – including rural earn-and-learn models, micro-communities, community ecosystem alignment, grow-your-own pathways, and data culture and capacity.

Read the full article at WorkingNation.

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