Building sustainable rural communities through a keen focus on place, teachers, and philanthropy.

Our Mission

Join us for the 2023 National Forum to Advance Rural Education!

Hosted by the National Rural Education Association (NREA) and the Rural Schools Collaborative, in partnership with the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and the Tennessee Rural Education Association, NFARE 2023 will continue to be a hybrid event. This year’s theme will build upon prior years' theme, Raising Rural: A Fair Chance for a Good Life, which will explore creative and cooperative action around three strands: community, agency, and creativity.

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Meet the 2023 Grants in Place Fellows.

Rural Schools Collaborative is excited to announce the 2022-23 Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellow Awardees. This grant is extended to rural classroom teachers who teach in school districts that are located in one of the Rural Schools Collaborative's 14 Regional Hub areas.

Meet the Fellows

I Am a Rural Teacher

The I Am a Rural Teacher National Advocacy Campaign is committed to empowering rural teachers in the United States and around the world. Learn more about how you can engage in this effort. Thanks to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their support of this effort.

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RSC Regional Hubs Develop Sustainable Partnerships

Hub partners provide RSC with a flexible and cost-effective organizational infrastructure. They are vehicles for authentic place-centered learning, teacher support, and shared reflection. Learn more about our 11 regional hubs and of our collaborative work:

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Atlas of Good Work

Hither and yon.

Good works abound. Discover where students, teachers, and rural school advocates are making a difference in their respective communities and regions.

Take a journey down the rural route!

Choose Your Destination!