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August 7, 2020

If you’ve determined that you’d like to open or improve a School Based Health Center (SBHC) in your school or district, first explore the Principles and Guidelines for School Based Health Centers in New York State. It is of particular importance to note that in New Yor...

July 23, 2020

Over the past few decades, a number of studies have revealed the corrosive impacts that insufficient access to preventative and primary healthcare – due to health insurance limitations, financial burdens, and reduced access to high-quality care – may have on a child’s...

July 9, 2020

This is the first in a six-part blog series, by our guest and graduate from the Cornell Institute on Public Affairs, Elisabeth Lembo.

There is an urgent need to expand access to healthcare to students, primarily in rural regions. This is particularly true in New York St...

A significant amount of my dissertation research finds that a number of people in local communities do not believe administrators when they claim cuts to programs are necessary, when people question salaries, benefits, and don't understand state mandates. The back fire...

June 28, 2019

Class 2, Summary of Reading #3:

Meyer F., J. Miggelbrink and T. Schwarzenberg. 2016. Reflecting on the margins: Socio-spatial stigmatisation among adolescents in a peripheralised region. Comparative Population Studies. 41(3/4): 285-320.

June 21, 2019

Class #2, Summary of Reading #2:

Christiaanse S., T. Haartsen. 2017. The influence of symbolic and emotional meanings of rural facilities on reactions to closure: The case of the village supermarket. Journal of Rural Studies. 54: 326-336.

June 14, 2019

After completing this course of six 3-hour classes, it is clear that if I continue to summarize one 3-hour class and its assigned readings per blog post, they will all be prohibitively long. So from here forward, each post will consist of a summary of either one of the...

April 1, 2019


The number one Agriculture school in the world is Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and has been for several years, as ranked by numerous sources.

(Cornell shows up at anywhere from 2-7, depending on the year and the ranking source.)

This semester, Dr...

December 17, 2018

We have been learning more about how best to communicate research and information to you. As part of a fellowship called "Knowledge Matters" we produced this short (less than 7 min) video on self-care for compassion fatigue, aimed at teachers. (Click below to watch vid...

June 11, 2018

RSA was recently asked by the Georgia School Boards Association to facilitate a task force on rural school issues.  Together, RSA and GSBA developed a plan to allow Georgia’s rural schools to identify and record their challenges, discuss them and develop recommendation...

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