About Paul Hill

Paul T. Hill is a research professor at the University of Washington, Bothell; the founder of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, in Seattle; and the chairman of the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho, in Boise. The ROCI and Idaho Education News are both funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.

Experts take a closer look at rural schools

Americans can do much better for rural students and educators. Government needs to recognize the difference between megadistricts and tiny, remote ones. Technical innovators need to develop more options for rural schools, and philanthropies need to pay attention. Universities need to prepare educators for the challenges of rural leadership and teaching.