Our Stories

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

GRAD Partnership Rural School Spotlight: Reform, AL

November 21, 2023

The RSC Team visits with the incredible staff and students of Pickens County High School in Reform, Alabama.

Alabama & the Black Belt, GRAD Partnership

GRAD Partnership Rural School Spotlight: Redding, CA

November 21, 2023

The RSC GRAD Partnership team had an amazing tour of the Redding School of the Arts and learned more about their Early College High School expansion plans.

Northern California, GRAD Partnership

A Note on Gratitude: Henry Whitehead

November 20, 2023

Through the help of a college professor and mentor, RSC Program Manager, Henry Whitehead, got started on his career in education.

Gratitude

North Dakota Spotlight: Closing the Digital Skill Gap and Expanding Access

November 13, 2023

The partnership between North Dakota Small Organized Schools and Be More Colorful has transformed North Dakota’s career exploration for students through the power of virtual reality.

Power of Partnerships, North Dakota

2023 Annual Report - Building Rural: Better Together

November 9, 2023

Read our annual report to learn more about RSC's collective impact

Power of Partnerships

Teacher Profile: Skylar Primm - Cambridge, WI

October 31, 2023

Student-centered learning is a journey to empowerment at Koshkonong Trails School. Learn about Skylar Primm’s path to becoming lead teacher at KTS and how he practices place-based learning.

Driftless Region, Teacher Profile

ROOTed in Place Project Spotlight: Experiential Learning in the Driftless

October 31, 2023

The RSC Team joined ROOTed in Place teacher grantee, Jay Gesin and his 8th grade students of Platteville Middle School, at the Taliesin UNESCO World Heritage site in Spring Green, WI.

Driftless Region, Place-Based Education

Western Illinois University’s new Seymour Center for Rural Education Unveiled

October 31, 2023

The ribbon cutting ceremony marked an expansion of the Great River Teacher Corps program on Future Teacher Day.

Power of Partnerships, Illinois, Local Philanthropy, Rural Teacher Corps

Large group photo of all Illinois Teacher Pathway participants.

IL: Collaboration Strengthens Local Teacher Pathways

October 22, 2023

RSC partners with Illinois ROE#33 and Galesburg Community Foundation to convene stakeholders to align and strengthen local teacher pathways.

Power of Partnerships, Illinois, Local Philanthropy, Rural Teacher Corps

Teacher Profile: Freda Calloway - McGehee, AR

October 18, 2023

The Power of Teacher Corps Programs

Arkansas Delta, Teacher Profile, Podcast

Kindergarten students wearing orange vests picking beans in a school garden.

Celebrating our New England Partner: Deep Roots in Rural Education

October 12, 2023

Visits to rural classrooms highlight the power of place-based curriculum in connecting Maine students to their local communities.

Power of Partnerships, New England, Place-Based Education, Rural Teacher Corps, Rural Resilience

Students from the University of Wyoming Rural Teacher Corps cohort sitting down in the grass with the Teton Mountain range in the background.

Investing in Rural Teachers: Catalyst Initiative

September 29, 2023

The Rural Teacher Corps model showcases how national philanthropy can serve as a catalyst for local solutions.

Northern Rockies, Pacific Northwest, Rural Teacher Corps, Rural Resilience