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Hernandez, S., & Cohen, M. (2019, August 28). Back to school, without a teacher: Inside the struggle to keep teachers at rural schools. Retrieved September 4, 2019.

Rural school districts are struggling to recruit and keep teachers, including one Wisconsin district where a fifth-grade teacher position was vacant for an entire year. University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Peter Goff has studied the issue and says districts can boost retention by establishing strong support systems, increasing teacher pay and prioritizing school leadership.