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A Conversation: Keeping Rural Kids On Track To Graduate

Alexa Ard

Nevada's rural high schools face unique roadblocks when it comes to helping their students make it to graduation and beyond. To learn more, Brent Boynton from our public media partner KNPB reached out to Adam Young, the principal at White Pine High School in Ely. Here's their conversation.  

Young's district has a graduation rate higher than 90%. He says that one of the positives about rural education is making one-on-one connections with students. 

"With all the challenges of rural education," Young said, "that is the beauty of it." 

Young is one of several administrators in rural Nevada coming up with ways to keep kids in school and on track to graduate. Along with implementing  extra-curricular activities and vocational programs help, Young and others say support from parents, teachers and community members is crucial to student achievement. 

To hear an extended version, check out KNPB's weekly show A Conversation, which airs on Channel 5 Fridays at 8:30 PM and Sundays at 5:30 PM. 

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