4 challenges schools face in moving education online

With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: society-and-culture computers covid-19 education internet mobile-devices parents rural-communities

Pros and cons for rural America in coronavirus pandemic

Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 hospitals rural-communities

In 40 years, cities ate up a surprising amount of rural space

Urban expansion and falling population density in cities worldwide over the last 40 years are leading to problems with efficient use of land.

Texas A&M University • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture cities land rural-communities

Rural kids fall behind in school because of bad internet

Rural kids with lack of internet access or slow connections have lower grades than kids with better access. The gap lasts, too.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: society-and-culture education internet money rural-communities

How close you live to a city shapes your politics

The urban-rural poltiical divide in the United States may go back to where we live, and how many other people we live near, new research shows.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture cities identity politics rural-communities united-states voters

Some kids in rural areas start carrying handguns as early as 12

Roughly one-third of boys and 1 in 10 of girls in rural communities have carried a handgun and many started as early as the sixth grade, researchers say.

U. Washington • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture childrens-health guns rural-communities violence

Land-use ‘mosaic’ is best for productivity and stability

When different kinds of land-use mix—including grassland, forest, urban areas, and bodies of water—the landscape is more productive and stable.

U. Zurich • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture biodiversity cities climate-change forests rural-communities

There’s lots of ‘hidden’ innovation in rural areas

A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology business innovation rural-communities

Why health care premiums are higher in rural places

Why do rural patients pay higher health care premiums? New research finds it's not primarily an issue of having too few doctors.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance money rural-communities united-states

Better data would ease gaps in rural public health

Gathering better data, and making them accessible to health leaders, could help close the gaps between urban and rural public health.

U. Washington • futurity
Aug. 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine data-science public-health rural-communities

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