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Daniel Pink to Keynote the National Forum to Advance Rural Education

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Daniel Pink, author of WhenDrive, and A Whole New Mind, will deliver the keynote during NFARE 2020 at 4:00pm ET on Friday, November 13. Unfortunately, our originally scheduled keynote, Dan Heath, is no longer available to join us. 

In this provocative and entertaining virtual presentation, bestselling author Daniel Pink will explain that timing isn’t an art. It’s a science. Drawing on a rich body of evidence from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink will show how to use the emerging science of timing to make smarter decisions for yourself, your team, and your students. 

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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