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Dan Heath to Keynote the National Forum to Advance Rural Education

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During the keynote, you will learn the three forces that push us downstream, as well as the powerful levers we can use to start preventing problems before they happen.  

Don’t miss this thought-provoking keynote on November 13 at 11:00am EST!   

Battelle for Kids and the National Rural Education Association (NREA) are thrilled to once again host The National Forum to Advance Rural Education (NFARE) on November 12-13.
This year the National Forum to Advance Rural Education will be a virtual event. As in years past, this virtual experience will bring together a diverse community of national experts, K–12 and higher education practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to share innovative approaches to essential rural education challenges and ensure 21st century learning is a reality for all rural students.

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The event theme, Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience: 21st Century Education in Rural America, explores critical issues inherent to rural education as well as the impact of COVID-19. By registering for NFARE 2020, you can participate in important, in-depth conversations about these issues to advance learning access, equity, and success for all rural students.

This year, NFARE 2020 is an innovative virtual experience: November 12-13.
It will be a new kind of engagement and interaction—with new ways to learn together and share what’s happening in your community. This virtual event will allow you to connect with even more rural partners from across the country!  
As the event details coalesce, information will be posted on: 

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal to share rural education research at NFARE20. We are no longer accepting submissions.

Research session proposals are being reviewed. Acceptance notifications will be sent in mid-September. If your research session proposal is accepted, you will be required to register for the conference.  

Through this year’s virtual event, you'll have even greater opportunities to connect and establish relationships with some of the most influential and innovative minds in rural education.



If you have any questions about this year's virtual experience, email us at


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