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Why Do Rural Schools in Tennessee Offer Online and Distance Learning Courses—and What Barriers Do They Face in Doing So?

A survey by REL Appalachia at CNA of high schools of the Southwest Tennessee Rural Education Cooperative (12 mostly rural districts surrounding Memphis) offers insights into online and distance learning in rural areas.
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REL Appalachia serves Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. REL Appalachia is one of 10 federal Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs). We partner with regionally-based research alliances made up of schools, districts, and state departments of education to conduct research on K-12 education. We share the results with educators and help them put this new knowledge to work for students.

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Events

Upcoming events from our partners around the region and other RELs:

May 28, 2015 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Principles of Innovation Configuration Mapping
REL Appalachia

June 3, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Teacher Evaluation Systems: Lessons from New Implementations in New Hampshire and Pittsburgh
REL Northeast & Islands

June 9, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Principal Leadership Strategies for Promoting Teacher Data Use
Nashville, TN
REL Appalachia

June 16, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Understanding the West Virginia Growth Model
Morgantown, WV
REL Appalachia

June 19, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Improving Teaching and Learning through Action Research
Hazard, KY
REL Appalachia

July 22, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
In-Person Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners: July 22
Erlanger, KY
REL Appalachia

July 23, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In-Person Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners: July 23
Louisville, KY
REL Appalachia

July 29, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Principal Leadership for Effective Use of PGES Data: July
Louisville, KY
REL Appalachia