Portfolio of Choice: School Choice in Rural Communities

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Rural schools educate 9.7 million students, nearly one in five public preK-12 students nationwide. Yet there remains a need for policymakers to understand whether and how popular education reforms play out in rural contexts. That's especially true for school choice policies. This brief provides an overview of how six school choice policies play out in rural contexts, including best practices for policymakers to ensure school choice policies meet the unique needs of rural schools, students, and communities.