Special to The Standard Published 12:01 p.m. ET Aug. 7, 2019

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Licking Heights Local Schools is one of “50 rural schools” to be a part of the National Center for Rural Education Research Networks (NCRERN), an initiative of the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University.

Funded by the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education, the district will have the opportunity to “apply the Proving Ground model of evidence-based improvement to address chronic absenteeism, college readiness, and college enrollment,” according to a news release.

NCRERN will produce tools for identifying students most at risk for absenteeism and being unprepared for college, as well as change management resources

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