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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.

In the spirit of collaboration, Battelle for Kids and the National Rural Education Association (NREA), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, will host the 2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education and 110th NREA Convention and Research Symposium on October 11–13 in Denver, Colorado.

This annual event is designed to create an environment for collaboration and innovation with a diverse community-national experts, K–12 and higher education practitioners, leading researchers, policymakers, and philanthropic leaders-to learn and share ideas around the topics at the forefront of rural education and to ensure 21st century learning is a reality for all rural students.



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