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The Rural Schools Collaborative is committed to changing the rural narrative.

Proudly Announcing our 2024-25 National Signature Project Award Recipients!

July 16, 2024

The National Rural Education Association and Rural Schools Collaborative award five outstanding rural educators for this year’s National Signature Project!

Power of Partnerships, Place-Based Education, Grants in Place

Todd Willis - Tate County, MS

July 9, 2024

Highlighting the innovative programs created and led by Mississippi Rural Teacher of the Year winner, Todd Willis, an innovative 3rd grade Teacher at Coldwater Elementary School in Tate County, MS.

Regional Hubs, Place-Based Education, Local Philanthropy, Teacher Profile, Mississippi

2024 Rural Schools Collaborative Regional Hub Summit

June 24, 2024

On June 12th, partners from across the RSC network convened in Indianapolis for a day of conversation, relationship building, and collaboration.

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Place-Based Education, Local Philanthropy, Rural Teacher Corps

2024 Grants in Place Celebration of Learning

June 20, 2024

The Celebration of Learning features 17 rural teachers who were awarded grants to do a Place-Based Education project that connected their classrooms and communities.

Regional Hubs, Place-Based Education, Local Philanthropy, Grants in Place

Three New Intermediaries Join the GRAD Partnership and Rural Schools Collaborative’s Rural Cohort

June 6, 2024

RSC’s Regional Hubs in Arizona, Missouri Ozarks, and the Southeast will become Grad Partnership Intermediaries and join the project starting this fall.

Regional Hubs, Black Belt, Missouri Ozarks, Northern California, Southwest, Southeast, GRAD Partnership

A Light To and From the Mountains: Appalachian Future Educators Learn and Lead at Morehead State University

June 3, 2024

RSC’s Appalachian Hub Partner Morehead State University’s student-led Appalachian Future Educators offers an inspiring model for Rural Teacher Corps everywhere.

Regional Hubs, Appalachia, Place-Based Education, Rural Teacher Corps, Rural Resilience

We’re Proud to Announce RSC’s Newest Hub Partner: Mississippi Rural Education Association!

May 31, 2024

The Mississippi Rural Education Association will serve as the lead for RSC’s newest Regional Hub.

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Mississippi

Grants in Place Spotlight: Learning Healthy Living in Rural Kansas

May 23, 2024

A Grants in Place award powers an action-packed learning festival for students at Kanopolis Middle School in Rural Kansas.

Regional Hubs, Kansas, Place-Based Education, Local Philanthropy, Rural Resilience, Grants in Place

Young Educators’ Advisory Council Members Create Lasting Impact in their Communities

May 15, 2024

Three of our Young Educators’ Advisory Council Members lead their students in meaningful Place-Based Education projects this spring.

Place-Based Education, Young Educators' Advisory Council

GRAD Partnership Rural School Spotlight: Tulelake, CA

May 8, 2024

RSC and our partner GRAD Partnership Intermediaries at North State Together (NST) had the opportunity to visit Tulelake Basin High School in Tulelake, CA. Learn more about their efforts to build school connectedness and students success:

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Northern California, GRAD Partnership

GRAD Partnership CA Rural Spotlight: TRIO at Anderson and West Valley High Schools

May 8, 2024

RSC along with GRAD Partnership Intermediaries from North State Together (NST), had the opportunity to meet members of the TRIO leadership team working to build student success at Anderson Union School District.

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Northern California, GRAD Partnership

Dr. Brandon Renfroe - Geraldine, AL

May 6, 2024

How rural-focused Higher-Ed programs nurture K-12 education.

Black Belt, Teacher Profile, Podcast