Keeping Hope Alive Through Dance
When a pandemic interrupted this Kentucky senior's plans to compete and dance around the country, she brought the rhythm to her hometown instead.
Distance Learning Despite the Broadband Gap
Millions of students in rural communities like Appalachia are falling behind in school, simply because high-speed internet is unreliable or unavailable in their communities. Now, in the time of COVID-19, that broadband gap is growing even larger. With schools closed and federal guidelines advising Americans to avoid non-essential travel and gatherings, families, educators, and students in Appalachia are being forced to quickly adjust to the realities of distance learning—with or without adequate internet access.
Betting Big on Downtown Revitalization
Meet the city commissioner and educator who is betting big on downtown revitalization and the opportunities it can bring to students in Appalachia.
What's Possible for Appalachia’s Schools When Internet Isn't an Issue
What's possible for schools in Appalachia when internet isn't an issue, and teachers can focus on preparing students for a 21st-century future in the region? We visited two schools to find out.
This Community Set Out to Bridge the Digital Divide
Slow internet was hindering students in Leslie County. That’s why these teachers, community leaders, and students came together to create small but powerful devices that could help bring high-speed internet to the county.
Slow Speeds, High Hopes: Exploring the Rural Broadband Gap
Despite being just as capable and ready to learn, students in rural America are falling behind because reliable high-speed internet is unavailable in their communities.
How Rural Students Are Left Behind in the Digital Age
The rural broadband gap is one of the greatest educational challenges facing rural communities today. Learn how students and teachers in rural communities are using clever workarounds to stay connected and get work done despite the digital divide.
In a California Farming Community, Students Grow More than Lettuce
In the heart of California's farmlands, students tend a school garden and cook healthy dishes while their principal considers the future of her home region.
Stepping Up to the Plate
More than just a field, this high school baseball diamond in Idaho is a new source of school pride.