Log onto Lessons Learned From Rural Schools to gain the benefit from a study of rural schools that was sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation. Why, despite limited resources and overwhelming odds, do some rural schools succeed? That’s the question asked — and answered — in the Center for Rural Alabama’s study of more than 200 schools. Funded by the Alfa Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance, the study identifies 10 of the best.
“In keeping with the Alabama Farmers Federation’s commitment to quality education, we were pleased to support the Center for Rural Alabama as it set about to conduct a comprehensive study of some of our top rural schools. While today’s teachers face a variety of challenges, these schools are proof that students can succeed when parents, teachers and community work together,” said Jerry Newby, President of Alabama Farmers Federation/ALFA Insurance.
“Today’s world puts a premium on quality education. If our rural students are to compete in the global marketplace, we must set high expectations for learning and provide the tools necessary for them to achieve these goals. It is our hope that this study will reveal keys to success that can be duplicated throughout the state.”