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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:

August 13, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
Webinar: Data Collection and Use: An Early Childhood Perspective
REL Northeast & Islands

August 17, 2015, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
Webinar: A Northeast Region View of Competency-Based Learning: Definitions, Policies, and Implementation
REL Northeast & Islands

August 19, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EDT
Webinar: Conducting Implementation-Informed Evaluations: Practical Applications and Lessons from Implementation Science
REL Mid-Atlantic

August 19, 2015, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar: Reading Skills for Students in Grades 5 through 8
REL Appalachia

August 27, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar: Engaging Families in Partnership Programs to Promote Student Success
REL Mid-Atlantic