Rural Education Forum


The Rural Education National Forum is a unique opportunity to advance conversations around rural education and prosperity through collaborative action.

The Forum is designed to:

  • Contribute to the growing momentum from the 2013 Forum, and encourage participation in the emerging voice for rural education;
  • Build opportunities for collaboration/networking to leverage rural strengths to improve rural prosperity;
  • Learn from powerful national examples of successful rural innovation; and
  • Focus on ways to connect learning, living, and livelihood for the revitalization of rural communities.

We will have multiple keynote speakers at the Forum. Featured keynote speakers:

Mark Rembert

Homer Hickam
(adapted into October Sky)

Dr. James Mahoney
Executive Director, 

Gayle Manchin
President, West Virginia State Board of Education; Past-President of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Randi Weingarten
President; American Federation of Teachers

Now Available: Making Rural Education Work for Our Children and Our Future


Battelle for Kids
614-481-3141 ext. 147