Friday, March 10, 2017

April 14 deadline for proposals to present at National Forum to Advance Rural Education

The deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2017 National Forum to Advance Rural Education is April 14. The theme of this year's forum, which will be held from Oct. 12-14 in Columbus, Ohio, is "Growing Success." The forum "will focus on connecting education and work, strengthening the profession, and supporting the whole child," says a release from Battelle for Kids, which is co-hosting the event with the National Rural Education Association.

"More than 40 percent of all American schools are in rural areas, and close to one third of all students in the country attend rural schools," said Battelle for Kids. "For most rural school districts in this country, collaboration is not a choice, it is a necessity. Collaboration helps to elevate the voice of rural districts, uplift and empower isolated educators, administrators, and students, and leverage limited resources to tackle big issues. This event brings hundreds of rural education leaders and practitioners together to learn, network, and collaborate on the topics at the forefront of rural education."

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