ESSA │Rural Schools
AIR is committed to supporting rural educators’ effectiveness, learning about rural schools’ and districts’ most pressing needs, and making a difference for students across the country. AIR’s DSI Center has technical assistance staff who have served in rural communities and experienced first-hand the unique challenges students and educators face in these environments. AIR’s research alliances bring together rural educators, Native American Indian tribes, policymakers, researchers, and others to investigate factors and potential solutions related to strengthening rural school performance. Currently the REL Midwest and REL Southwest operate Rural Schools Research Alliances.