Great Plains Studies, Center for



Date of this Version

Fall 2013


Great Plains Research 23:2 (Fall 2013)


© 2013 Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-lincoln.



Introduction — Richard Edwards and Peter Longo

School Consolidation and Community Development — Gary Paul Green

The Importance of Being Emily: Lessons from Legislative Battles over

Forced School Consolidation — Marty Strange

Tiebout in the Country: The Inevitable Politics of Rural School Consolidation — Steven L. Willborn

Place-Based Civic Education and the Rural Leadership Crisis in Nebraska — Christie L. Maloyed and J. Kelton Williams

Considering Native American Students in Rural School Consolidation — Andrea Miller

Photo Essay: Atmosphere for Learning Undistracted: Rural Schools of Nebraska — Charles W. Guildner

Economic Issues in School District Consolidation in Nebraska — Bree L. Dority and Eric C. Thompson

Demographic Foundation of Rural Education in the Great Plains: The Impact of Urbanization — Robert Blair, Jerome Deichert, and David Drozd

Segregation, Inequality, Demographic Change, and School Consolidation: A Micropolitan Case — William R. England and Edmund T. Hamann

Ensuring Mathematical Learning in Rural Schools: Investing in Teacher Knowledge — Wendy M. Smith, W. James Lewis, and Ruth M. Heaton

Strategies for Strengthening the Great Plains Oral Health Workforce — John Reinhardt and Kimberly McFarland