University of Maryland College of Education Assistant Professor Campbell F. Scribner recently spoke at an Education Writer’s Association (EWA) panel discussion about education in rural communities. Specifically, the panelists urged reporters not to overlook education in rural communities.
Dr. Scribner pointed out that closing achievement gaps in rural education should receive more attention, and that journalists should be attune to the disconnects between rural school needs and federal mandates, saying that certain state and federal policies “patently cannot work in rural areas,” according to the EWA article.
Dr. Scribner’s research focuses on educational policy and school reform, the history of education, philosophy of education, and school governance. He is a faculty member in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership.