Building on a foundation of reporting on the state of rural America, the Institute for Nonprofit News partnered with a handful of its members to examine how rural America would respond to and be affected by the impact of COVID-19 on its schools.
Read stories from the collaboration below.
Nine media organizations — Charlottesville Tomorrow, El Paso Matters, IowaWatch, The Nevada Independent, New Mexico in Depth, Underscore News/Pamplin Media Group and Wisconsin Watch/The Badger Project — worked together to tell the story of the unique struggles rural districts face as they educate students during the pandemic. Lesson Plans stories were also published by 97 outlets in 31 states and six national/niche outlets.
The collaboration partners were Charlottesville Tomorrow, El Paso Matters, Iowa Watch, The Nevada Independent, New Mexico In Depth, Underscore News/Pamplin Media Group and Wisconsin Watch/The Badger Project.
The project was made possible by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, and support in the Midwest from INN’s Amplify News Project, whose funders include the Joyce Foundation.Back to top