Efficacy Research

Virtual Learning and Rural Schools: Improving Access and Opportunity for Learners in Rural Communities

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Rural school leaders are, in a sense, innovators. They have long recognized the benefits of adopting virtual learning programs in their schools. This case study explores the ways in which virtual learning can support schools in rural communities. It first examines this through the lesns of course catalog expansion, a strategy to help schools expand curricular options that they can't otherwise offer. This report also presents academic performance data for a sample of four rural districts that have partnered with Edmentum to provide virtual learning and instructional services in their schools. Finally, this case study seeks to elevate and share the stories of rural educators who are operating virtual learning programs in their districts.