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By Anne Dobie
Site leaders working in rural areas, especially for the first time, will want to read this piece that frames what it means to be a rural teacher, including some of the challenges teachers face in this context and implications for writing project institutes. Visiting and living the rural life…
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Rural Sites Teachers Inspire Community Connections

By Phip Ross
This article offers several suggestions for how rural teachers can involve parents in literacy projects that impact student learning and engagement. Successful strategies include "parent-teacher-student journals." These strategies may spark ideas for inquiry projects or study groups focused…
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