Monthly Archives: March 2021

Rural community colleges see declining enrollment due to pandemic

When the economy collapsed in 2007, community college enrollment skyrocketed, increasing 33% between 2006 and 2011, according to the US Census Bureau. The two-year programs offered people a haven from the ravages of the job market, while giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, update old ones, and retrain …

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New Mexico plans to close rural community women’s prison | New Mexico News

SANTA FE, NM (AP) – New Mexico is considering closing a women’s prison in a small rural town and relocating inmates and workers elsewhere, state officials say. The timing and other details regarding the closure of the Springer Correctional Center in Springer remain to be determined, officials said on Friday. …

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The impact of the pandemic on the health of rural communities – RealAgriculture

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in health care to transportation issues to isolation, the pandemic has highlighted important differences between city dwellers and rural dwellers. Dr Gabe Woollam, a family doctor based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of …

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Rural community college students face more challenges: Study

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rural community colleges and their students face a significant number of barriers, according to a new report from the American Association of Community College Trustees. The most frequently cited challenges were access to high-speed internet, funding inequalities and meeting basic student needs, especially in the area …

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Jacumba residents fear 650-acre solar project will ruin their rural community

The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be eclipsed by nearly 650 acres of solar panels on the outskirts of town, but residents are fighting against the project. The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be …

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TECHNOLOGY AND RURAL ECONOMY: Making life easier for rural consumers

Whether it’s better home appliances, smartphones, affordable finance, or farming tools, they want access to quality solutions to meet their needs. Radha and Gauri, from Alwar, Rajasthan, have been participating in government programs for 10 years to learn digital skills and save money, driven by concerns about their children’s future …

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The crisis in rural and community hospitals requires changes in strategy

Over the past year, headlines have focused on the toll Covid-19 is taking on healthcare workers, providers and, most importantly, patients. Behind the scenes, many health officials focused on another significant impact with potentially long-term consequences: Many hospitals and providers face significant operating losses as elective procedures and outpatient visits …

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Social trade tackles employment challenges in the rural economy

The traditional perspective on rural markets has been linked to notions of extreme poverty, lack of education, lack of funding, poor infrastructure, high costs to reach rural customers, and gender bias. Rural India has modernized massively, are market leaders missing the opportunity to respond? With the dawn of social commerce …

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