Filtered Place-Based Education

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

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

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

Integrating Rural Teacher Corps and Grow-Your-Own Models: The 2024 Rural Teacher Corps Forum

May 6, 2024

This year’s Rural Teacher Corps Forum Webinar explored the intersection of dedicated rural teacher preparation programs, or Rural Teacher Corps, with regional efforts to build diverse Grow-Your-Own teacher pathway programs.

Power of Partnerships, Place-Based Education, Rural Teacher Corps

Kathy Schultz (left) and Brittany Culjan (right) pictured with their student, Killian (middle), dressed as Professor Popcorn, the mascot for the student-led popcorn business.

ROOTed In Place Project Spotlight: Planting Popcorn and Purpose in North Utica, Illinois

April 22, 2024

Exploring the k-8 interdisciplinary education popcorn project in rural North Utica, Illinois.

Place-Based Education, Local Philanthropy, Grants in Place

Group of Ozarks Teacher Corps participants.

Ozarks Teacher Corps: Rural Place-based Learning in Missouri

April 15, 2024

We joined Teton Science Schools, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and several RSC Grants in Place veteran teachers at a collaborative, rural teacher corps training in the Missouri Ozarks Hub. The future is bright for these aspiring rural educators!

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Missouri Ozarks, Place-Based Education, Rural Teacher Corps

Group of students from Monmouth College in winter gear standing in a semi-circle with snow covered trees behind them.

TARTANS Take to Training in the Tetons

April 8, 2024

A unique trip brought together two RSC hub partners for intentional learning, memorable experiences, and crucial relationship building in the beautiful snow-covered Teton Mountains.

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Illinois, Northern Rockies, Place-Based Education, Rural Teacher Corps, Gratitude