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

April 14, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar: REL Appalachia Cross-Alliance Webinar Series
REL Appalachia

April 16, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
In-Person Event: Using Data to Improve Instructional Practice to Tackle Student Learning Challenges
REL Appalachia

May 6, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST
Webinar 3 Effective Expressions: Improving Instruction for English and Diverse Learners
REL West

May 7, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Webinar: Assessing School Climate
REL Mid-Atlantic