Alliance for Excellent EducationBy Caroline WaldmanHow can a deeper learning approach meet the specific needs of rural students and communities?This Rural Matters podcast episode features Matthew Swenson, assistant principal at Cross County (New Tech) High School in Cherry Valley, Arkansas. Swenson’s school is in a rural town in the Mississippi Delta, part of district made up of 600 students. On the podcast, Swenson shares how the New Tech model provides twenty-first century skills to these rural students, include strategies such as virtual internships and partnerships within the community.Listen Here.RelatedTags: Community Partnerships, Innovative School Model, New Tech Network, Rural Matters

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