Our Stories

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

Ed Mills: Confessions of a Rural Schoolman

March 15, 2016

Rethinking school consolidation and other musings

Power of Partnerships

Easy As Pie

March 14, 2016

The Grants in Place application process is simple, but the deadline is Tuesday, March 15!

Place-Based Education

Small College. Big Impact.

March 7, 2016

Dakota Wesleyan education students assist with Rural Teacher Corps planning.

Power of Partnerships

Grants in Place Application Deadline is March 15

February 29, 2016

There is plenty of time to apply. It is a simple process.

Place-Based Education

Frankly, rural education philanthropy in the Ozarks is astounding!

February 25, 2016

Missouri's Houston Education Foundation is a shining example of how philanthropy can impact a school.

Local Philanthropy

Ozarks Teacher Corps Garners More Recognition

February 21, 2016

Rural teacher corps concept gains momentum.

Power of Partnerships

Building A Strong Foundation

February 15, 2016

Arkansas' Rural Community Alliance launches endowment building effort.

Arkansas Delta, Local Philanthropy

Arthur Mallory: The Wisdom of an Educator

February 8, 2016

A story about an iconic Ozarkian with companion podcast.

Power of Partnerships

Weighed in the Balance: Rural Education Portrayals are Found Wanting

February 2, 2016

Ann Schulte, author and educator, believes we should stress what is positive about rural schools.

Power of Partnerships

‚ÄčTranscending the Digital Divide: American Rural Connections Run Deep

January 26, 2016

Renee Carr leads us on an historical journey from Turkey Creek, Arkansas to Galesburg, Illinois

Place-Based Education

Apply Now for 2016 Grants in Place!

January 15, 2016

The Grants in Place program strengthens the bonds between school and community.

Place-Based Education

‚ÄčEdgerton (WI) Community School Students Honor Local Literary Hero

January 12, 2016

Grants in Place project engages students in community literary event.

Place-Based Education