On average, students in rural and remote areas of NSW are at a disadvantage when compared to students in metropolitan locations, across all educational indicators.

The department launched the Rural and Remote Blueprint for Action in 2014 after extensive consultation with a broad range of stakeholders and research. The reforms and practical actions outlined in the blueprint are based on this consultation and specifically address the unique needs of students, teachers, school leaders, parents and carers living in rural and remote NSW.

The actions in the blueprint complement and build on the broad reform agenda already under way with initiatives such as Local Schools, Local Decisions, Great Teaching, Inspired Learning, Connected Communities and Every Student, Every School.

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