Hither and Yon: The Value of Rural Place

TNTP's Ryan Fowler & RSC's Gary Funk discuss the bonds between school and community.

July 6, 2017 |

"If the purpose of a public school isn't to strengthen the community, why are we doing this?"

Rural schools and communities get better together, and our conversation with TNTP explores why this simple statement has so much meaning.

We want to thank TNTP and Ryan Fowler for visiting with Rural Schools Collaborative's Gary Funk on the relationship between place, school and community. As this article suggests, "public schools might be our best bet for strengthening rural America."

In addition, we want to take this opportunity to introduce you to Emily Meier, our new Assistant Director for Community Engagement. Emily brings a wealth of talent and passion to RSC, and we know that you will enjoy getting to know her over time.

We hope you are having a great summer.
Stay committed! Stay engaged!

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