Our Stories

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

The Apprentice--You're Inspired!

September 22, 2015

Ozark Teacher Corps member Hannah Ramsey is making good things happen in Nixa, Missouri.

Place-Based Education

Community Recognition for Community-Minded Projects

September 14, 2015

Charleston (IL) Middle School and Eastern Illinois Men's Basketball Partner to Honor Grant Recipients

Place-Based Education

Big Ideas Come from Small Places

September 9, 2015

A Murphysboro, Illinois graduate shows that technology innovation knows no boundaries.

Power of Partnerships

Join a Public Conversation on Rural Schools, Philanthropy, and Economic Development

September 1, 2015

Strong public schools are essential to the economic health of rural regions.

Power of Partnerships

Securing a Strong Future: An Illinois School Foundation Rises to the Challenge

August 26, 2015

From drama programs to fishing poles, western Illinois' ROWVA Public Schools Foundation enriches student learning opportunities.

Local Philanthropy

A Prologue for a New School Year

August 19, 2015

Missouri's Kelly Wardle has some great suggestions for new teachers as part of our Educator's Voice series.

Place-Based Education

The Value of Small-Town Stories

August 11, 2015

Children's author, Faith Harkey, believes "small-town stories remind us of the power of community."

Place-Based Education

A Heartfelt Thank You and a Look Ahead

August 7, 2015

Thankful for our successful launch, and gearing up for important work ahead.

Power of Partnerships

The Digital Desperado

August 3, 2015

South Dakota's Jeff Schneider uses an "old school" approach to deliver STEM education with the latest in technology.

Place-Based Education

Ozark Byways

July 29, 2015

The heritage and culture of the Ozark Mountains brings together sixteen small communities.

Power of Partnerships

What Matters to Main Street?

July 23, 2015

Hamilton College students hit the road to help the village of Herkimer, N.Y., identify strategies to overcome trending economic woes.

Power of Partnerships

The Shape of Things to Come

July 15, 2015

South Dakota's Innovation Lab is redefining rural STEM education.

Place-Based Education