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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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Regional Needs and REL Appalachia's Responses, 2014

REL Appalachia conducts research, shares the results with educators, and helps them put this new knowledge to work for students. Here are some of the projects we are working on in order to address the educational issues identified by our research alliances in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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About REL Appalachia

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:

November 20, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
In-Person Event: Action Planning for Schoolwide Student Engagement Strategies
REL Appalachia

December 4, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
In-Person Event: Uncovering the Sources of Student Learning Challenges: Analyzing and Interpreting Data
REL Appalachia

December 9, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
In-Person Event: Principal Leadership for Effective Use of PGES Data
REL Appalachia

December 9, 2014 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST
Online Chat: Using Student Surveys to Monitor Teacher Effectiveness
REL Northeast & Islands