Teaching Tolerance Magazine

Issue 38, Fall 2010


Beyond the Little Red Schoolhouse

The Fall 2010 issue looks at how rural schools, so rarely in the spotlight, meet key challenges. It offers infographics on rural America and rural schools, as well as profiles of four educators who work in rural settings.

This issue also addresses cyberbullying and the life-or-death controversies surrounding online harassment. It also gives teachers tips on how to help students who are experiencing homelessness.

Lastly, you’ll find an introduction the new Teaching Tolerance documentary film Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History.

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Three from the Country

There is no “typical” rural teacher. Here’s a glimpse into the lives of three teachers in diverse, far-flung settings.

The Lessons of a Rural Principal

Eighteen years ago, I thought I was starting a brief stint at a rural school. It turned into a career full of experimentation and success.

What is Rural America?

Charts, graphs and maps help shine a light on the issues in rural education. Compiled by Carol Kreis Download PDF

Country Outposts

Life can be tough for LGBT students in rural schools. But like kids in more urban areas, that can change with the right kind of support from teachers and parents.

High Tech in Small Places

Computers and the Internet help rural schools bridge vast distances—both geographically and culturally. But the growing use of technology can create new problems as it solves old ones.

Using TDSi in Rural Schools

Rural educators face just as many challenges as urban colleagues when it comes to helping children of color. But there are tools to help them.


The stakes have never been higher for students—or schools.



Stories from the Country

Teaching Tolerance director Maureen Costello considers the lack of understanding of rural schools.