National Forum to Advance Rural Education 

October 12–14, 2017

The Ohio Union at The Ohio State University
1739 N. High Street | Columbus, Ohio

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For most rural school districts in this country, collaboration is not a choice, it is a necessity. Collaboration helps to elevate the voice of rural districts, uplift and empower isolated educators, administrators, and students, and leverage limited resources to tackle big issues. We believe in the power of collaboration to help advance equity, economic growth, and educational change for rural students and communities across the country. 

In the spirit of collaboration, Battelle for Kids and the National Rural Education Association will host the 2017 National Forum to Advance Rural Education. This year’s event theme is Growing Success, which will focus on connecting education and work, strengthening the profession, and supporting the whole child.

This event brings hundreds of rural education leaders and practitioners together to learn, network, and collaborate on the topics at the forefront of rural education. It will be a dynamic lineup that you won’t want to miss!

See what last year's attendees had to say:

There is an energy at this conference that I've not experienced at other events.
What I liked most about this event is the networking with wonderful people who work across the spectrum in education.
I enjoyed the opportunity to meet other researchers and practitioners with a connection to rural education.
Excellent conference. This was one of the best yet.




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