New bill focuses on future of rural students

Students who live in rural communities are the focus of a new bill sponsored by a New Hampshire lawmaker.
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 6:13 AM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - Students who live in rural communities are the focus of a new bill sponsored by a New Hampshire lawmaker.

Sen. Maggie Hassan and other senators have introduced the Success for Rural Students and Communities Act.

The bill would help students who live in rural areas reach their higher education goals and connect them with employment opportunities in their hometowns.

In a statement, Hassan, D-New Hampshire, said more must be done to ensure that rural students can access higher education opportunities that lead to good-paying jobs in their communities. “This bipartisan bill builds on our success last year to increase funding that supports rural students. Senator Collins and I will keep working together to strengthen rural education, which in turn supports rural communities, by boosting the local workforce and helping the economy thrive.”