The latest edition of the nonprofit Rural School and Community Trust’s 50-state report on rural education reveals that nearly 1 in 6 of the nation’s 7.5 million students living in rural areas lives below the poverty line; 1 in 7 qualifies for special education, and 1 in 9 has changed residences in the previous year. “Why Rural Matters 2018-2019: The Time is Now” includes extensive data, with a state-by-state breakdown on education outcomes, disparities in funding and demographic information.