How Wyoming manages to keep its rural schools open

Cody High School | Cody, WY

The one-room schoolhouse may seem like a distant memory from U.S. history, but about 200 of them still exist today, including Wyoming’s tiny Valley Elementary School. It has only six students, but in Wyoming, education funding is redistributed so that students can have access to similar resources, no matter how small or remote their location.

This story was produced by Victor Fernandez and Briget Ganske with students from Cody High School in Cody, Wyoming: Mason Baum, Jackson Morris, Baylee Stafford, Teagan Thompson, Wyatt Burichka, and Simona Wambeke. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Erika Quick.


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