As a collaborative network, the many partners of Rural Schools Collaborative make possible our diverse programs dedicated to building strong and sustainable rural communities.

RSC’s Regional Hub Network is made up of rural-serving organizations doing incredible boots-on-the-ground work with rural schools and communities. Having caring partners across the country means our core team remains small, but our impact is big - all of our programs are done in partnership with these local leaders:

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Grants in Place

Since 2015, Rural Schools Collaborative and its partners have awarded over $500,000 directly to rural teacher-leaders through the Grants in Place Program. The Grants in Place Fellows program, which serves teachers in RSC’s Regional Hubs, provides each with a $2,500 award to engage their students in a place-based project that directly connects the students with their rural community. Additionally, in collaboration with the National Rural Education Association we offer The National Signature Project Award, which is open to any rural teacher in the US.

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Rural Teacher Corps Network

Rural Teacher Corps are unique initiatives to intentionally recruit, prepare, and retain rural educators. Rural Schools Collaborative supports a learning network of over 25 Rural Teacher Corps programs to connect peers, share ideas and resources, and foster community. Alongside our partners, RSC's Catalyst Grant initiative has awarded more than $430,000 to-date to seed and launch place-responsive rural teacher initiatives. While each program is unique, many include rural-specific curriculum or PD, scholarship and mentor support, and community learning opportunities.

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The GRAD Partnership for Advancing Student Success Systems

The GRAD Partnership for Advancing Student Success Systems is a national initiative fostering the adoption of high-quality student success systems, empowering schools to graduate all students prepared for the future. In partnership with Johns Hopkins Everyone Graduates Center and the Rural Schools Collaborative Regional Hub network, we're supporting rural schools to explore student-centered mindsets, actionable data, and research-driven interventions to ensure all students can achieve post-secondary success.

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I Am A Rural Teacher

I Am A Rural Teacher is a national advocacy campaign that gives voice to rural teachers. The program is a collaboration between the Rural Schools Collaborative and Regional Hub Partners, and the National Rural Education Association. The I Am A Rural Teacher project was launched with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and includes place-based teacher narratives, rural teacher resources, opportunities for teacher-to-teacher connections, and a free job board to promote the rural teaching profession.

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