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

Our Mission

2023-24 National Signature Project Award: Now Accepting Applications!

The National Signature Project Award is awarded annually to an outstanding and innovative classroom project that exemplifies the very best in rural, place-based education. It is open to any rural classroom teacher in the United States, and it is jointly funded by the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) and the National Rural Education Association (NREA).

Learn More and Apply Now

Meet the 2023 Grants in Place Fellows.

Rural Schools Collaborative is excited to announce the 2022-23 Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellow Awardees. This grant is extended to rural classroom teachers who teach in school districts that are located in one of the Rural Schools Collaborative's 14 Regional Hub areas.

Meet the Fellows

I Am a Rural Teacher

The I Am a Rural Teacher National Advocacy Campaign is committed to empowering rural teachers in the United States and around the world. Learn more about how you can engage in this effort. Thanks to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their support of this effort.

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RSC Regional Hubs Develop Sustainable Partnerships

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. Learn more about our 11 regional hubs and of our collaborative work:

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Atlas of Good Work

Hither and yon.

Good works abound. Discover where students, teachers, and rural school advocates are making a difference in their respective communities and regions.

Take a journey down the rural route!

Choose Your Destination!