Our Stories

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

A Tapestry of Fine Ideas

June 17, 2015

Inaugural Grants in Place program funds 35 place-based projects in seven states.

Place-Based Education

The Benefits of Small Schools

June 10, 2015

The importance of the rural voice.

Power of Partnerships

Wisconsin Elementary Students Engage in Conservation Efforts

June 2, 2015

Learning experiences with a lifetime of impact.

Place-Based Education

Building Bridges in the Rural Ozarks

May 28, 2015

One teacher can make the difference in strengthening the fabric of a community.

Power of Partnerships

Illinois Foundations Partner to Support Rural Schools

May 19, 2015

Illinois' Galesburg Community Foundation is a catalyst for rural philanthropy.

Local Philanthropy

Starting from Scratch

May 6, 2015

We are just beginning to scratch the surface!

Local Philanthropy

Elvis Has Left The Building

April 28, 2015

Alabama writer, Larry Lee, reminds us that effective school leadership and joy can go hand in hand.

Place-Based Education

Teaching Science, Life and Giving

April 10, 2015

A single person's action can change a culture--all the better when it is a classroom teacher.

Local Philanthropy

Passion and Persistence

April 9, 2015

One teacher started a movement that impacted an entire state.

Power of Partnerships

Teaching in Place: Taking Flight

March 20, 2015

Highland, Wisconsin middle school students record observations at Governor Dodge State Park.

Place-Based Education