Fern Desjardins, a member of the Maine State Board of Education and NASBE’s Board of Directors; Robin Stevens of the Nebraska State Board of Education; and Sandra Kowalski of the Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development discuss challenges and issues faced by rural schools in their states.


The NASBE Interview: Fern Desjardins, Robin Stevens, and Sandra Kowalski





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