​Rural School Forum: Building Rural Schools and Communities, June 15

April 30, 2017 |

Rural School Forum: Building Rural Schools and Communities

Central Illinois Rural School Partnership

Buzzard Hall @ Eastern Illinois University

June 15, 2017

8:30 am - noon

Keynote: Dr Gary Funk (Director, Rural School Collaborative)

with conversations on:

Bolstering rural public education

Building charitable capital

Supporting rural community development

Nurturing local heritage

Building a Rural Teacher Pipeline in Central Illinois

Central Illinois Rural School Partnership/ Media Release

On June 15, school, community, and university leaders from central Illinois will convene to discuss a new rural partnership network. Dr Gary Funk will kick off the discussion by sharing the work of the Rural School Collaborative and emerging programs across the United States. Then, state and local leaders will share examples of work in progress and discuss opportunities for the future.

The effort is the culmination of a yearlong series of regional discussions that was supported with funding from the Rural School Collaborative. Local Illinois representatives attended convenings in Missouri and South Dakota hosted by the Rural School Collaborative to learn how others have been building partnerships for rural schools and communities.


Please share this information with ANYONE interested in developing long term collaborations between rural schools and their communities (educators, non-profit organizations, community members, churches, political leaders, etc.).

For more information, contact Brian Reid (bdreid2@eiu.edu OR bdreid@schooltransformation.net)

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