Colorado Education Commissioner Robert Hammond established the Rural Education Council to oversee, support, conduct research and advocate for the needs, concerns and particular problems of rural education districts. The Council was established to support the work outlined in A Rural Needs Study: Improving CDE Services to Rural School Districts (PDF). The study identified numerous opportunities for improving services to rural districts across the state and also pinpointed areas of needed services and resources.
“The Rural Education Council will provide ongoing feedback to me and the Department on the unique needs of rural communities and school districts throughout the state and how those needs can be supported by the Department,” Hammond said. “We are making good on our pledge to better meet the needs of rural districts.”
- Rural Schools Report
State Board Vice-Chair Marcia Neal reports on the efforts of the National Association of State Boards of Education's Rural Study Group.
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