RURAL SCHOOLS COLLABORATIVE/ www.ruralschoolscollaborative.org
CONTACT: Gary Funk, director, 417-848-9083; firstname.lastname@example.org
October 15, 2015
Edgerton School District Teacher Receives Grant from the Rural Schools Collaborative
Presentation: Friday, October 17, 11:00 a.m., Edgerton Community School, Edgerton,
The Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) with support from local donors will recognize Sheila Fox, Edgerton School District Gifted and Talented teacher, for receiving a $1,000 grant through RSC’s inaugural Grants in Place program. Funds for the grant award were provided in part by the Sixteenth Section Fund and Cambridge, Wisconsin donors Steve and Laurie Struss.
Fox’s grant award will support various events for students and the community focusing on author Sterling North, and Edgerton native. Celebrating local rural authors exemplifies the Rural Schools Collaborative’s commitment to place-based education. A key partner of RSC is Rural LIT RALLY, a national higher education consortium dedicated to preserving and cherishing the work of long-forgotten rural writers.
The Rural Schools Collaborative was organized in 2014 and launched in April 2015. RSC believes that community-based instruction, thoughtful collaboration, and targeted philanthropy strengthen the fabric of rural places. Its Grants in Place program is funding 35 innovative projects in seven states.
The organization is currently engaged in nine states working out of hubs in Springfield, Missouri; Galesburg, Illinois; Cambridge, Wisconsin; and Storm Lake, Iowa.