Education: North Dakota's Challenge, North Dakota's Future: The Challenge of Being Rural

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Half of North Dakota’s school population is in the largest eight school districts, indication of how much more urbanized the state has become.  The challenge is to continue to provide a good education to all students, whatever their school’s size and location.

Many small schools in rural North Dakota are having to make tough decisions due to declining enrollments.  Small schools are developing a number of strategies to cope with reduced enrollment, including consolidation, to continue to deliver a quality education to their students.



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Producer

Kim Stenehjem (Producer); Dave Geck, Travis Jensen, Lee Westad (Videographers)

Source

Education: North Dakota's Challenge, North Dakota's Future, Prairie Public Television (2006)

Grade Level

3

Subject Matter

Social Studies

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