Building sustainable rural communities through a keen focus on place, teachers, and philanthropy.

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Rural Teacher Corps Forum 2024

Webinar Series

Join us on April 26th, 10:00am -12:00pm CST for our annual Rural Teacher Corps Forum Webinar. This year our forum will explore the intersection between Grow-Your-Own programs and Rural Teacher Corps, examining the reciprocal relationship between two pathways to address the rural teacher shortage. Our featured panelists this year are:

  • Dr. Jeremy Eltz, of CELL University of Indianapolis and RSC Indiana & Great Lakes Hub lead
  • Amaya Garcia, Director of PreK–12 Research and Practice at New America
  • Dr. Jim La Prad of Western Illinois University
  • Dr. Kathrina O'Connell, of Bemidji State University and coordinator of BSU's Rural Teacher Corps via RSC's Catalyst Grant Initiative

Applications Now Open!

Deadline: May 5th, 2024.

Calling all rural teachers! Apply now for the National Signature Project Award - a $2,500 grant for an innovative classroom project that exemplifies the very best in place-based education.

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RSC Regional Hubs

Hub partners provide RSC with a flexible and cost-effective organizational infrastructure. They are vehicles for authentic place-centered learning, teacher support, and shared reflection.

2023 Annual Report

Learn about Rural Schools Collaborative's impact from our year-end review!

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Rural Teacher Corps Programs

The recruitment, preparation, and retention of visionary teacher-leaders is central to Rural Schools Collaborative’s mission of building sustainable rural communities through a keen focus on place, teachers, and community. Now with our 25+ Rural Teacher Corps partners, our network collectively trains more than 250 rural teachers a year.

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I Am a Rural Teacher

The I Am a Rural Teacher National Advocacy Campaign is committed to empowering rural teachers around the world. Learn more about how you can engage in this effort!

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