Call for Proposals is now open! 

February 19–March 26, 2019


Share your stories and ideas for leading rural education together.

Inspire and impact rural education leaders and practitioners by sharing your research, stories, resources, and ideas on 21st century learning. Sound like you? If so, submit a proposal to present at the 2019 National Forum to Advance Rural Education. 

This year’s event theme is Leading Rural Together, which will focus on collaborating and developing local solutions that are sustainable in the rural context. The year’s event will feature sessions that help attendees envision, empower, and engage in innovative practices that address the unique needs of rural communities. 

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Leading Rural Together

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  • Engaging rural communities to create a Portrait of a Graduate, a local vision for student success 
  • Transforming your school to revitalize your rural community  
  • Turning your vision into reality for the rural student experience
  • Exploring how diversity, equity, and inclusion can help redefine student success
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  • Leading transformation in rural districts
  • Building  your local talent pipeline
  • Aligning your local vision for student success with state systems
  • Growing  your system of continuous improvement
  • Using technology to address needs of rural students and educators 
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  • Building mutually beneficial relationships with higher education
  • Engaging rural students to help transform their learning experiences
  • Collaborating with state education agencies
  • Improving career and technical education through strategic partnerships 
  • Building the capacity of teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Connecting with parents and families 

Key Dates

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