|2022 NFARE Sponsorship Opportunities|
We are seeking partnerships with sponsors who share our vision and commitment. Together, with your investment, we will be able to offer rural educators a dynamic and impactful professional learning and networking experience.
We will host the first book talk of the Spring 2022 semester on Tuesday, April 5th from 3 pm-4 pm EST. Authors Dr. Caitlin Howley & Dr. Sam Redding of Cultivating Rural Education: A People-Focused Approach for States, chapter author Dr. Jennifer Seelig, and the book reviewer Dr. Kathleen Randolph, will engage in a conversation about the importance of rural education in the current educational landscape and discuss the process of writing a book review.
This event will be co-sponsored by AERA Rural Ed SIG.
As part of the journal’s participatory approach to education, we bring together the academic community – faculty, students, youth, parents, practitioners, and community members. Since the National Rural Education Association supports rural education, I believe this event is especially relevant and would be of interest to your community.
You will find a flyer for the event, a promotional image for Twitter/ Instagram, and the accessible text-only version of the event details attached to this email. We would be excited to have you join us, and grateful if you could share the event through your various channels and digital media platforms.
Interested attendees can RSVP here
. The book review can be found here
, and the book is available for purchase on Amazon here
When the U.S. Department of Education enacted new Title IX regulations for how schools must deal with issues of sexual harassment in the fall of 2020, some likened them to a train, hurtling down the track toward districts that were already juggling the challenge of educating kids during a global pandemic.
The new rules created a detailed rubric for how K-12 schools must respond to and investigate reports of sexual harassment and assault in the school setting – requiring multi-person response teams, website postings, policy rewrites, and training for administrators to get up to speed.
Ryan Cantrell, director of Idaho’s Rural Education Association, says it was a huge lift for small, rural schools – some of which barely have the staff to fill required Title IX teams.
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. The National Signature Project Award 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).
The grant application deadline is FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022 by 11:59 P.M.
The maximum award is $2,500. PLEASE NOTE: We recognize that your project could be subject to change due to Covid-19, and that is okay. Conceptual proposals are fine at this time, and, if needed, we will work with the Award recipient to move forward to highlight their work.
In addition to the maximum award of $2,500, The Rural Schools Collaborative and National Rural Education Association will compensate both the awardee's travel and registration fees for their attendance to The 2022 National Forum to Advance Rural Education
- happening in Green Bay, Wisconsin October 20-21, 2022.
Place-based education gives meaning to learning, strengthens the bonds between school and community, and instills pride in the cultures and histories of rural places and small towns. We hope you will consider submitting an application to this program.
|RSC & NREA: Rural Teacher Job Board|
Innovations for Learning’s (IFL) High Impact Tutoring program provides specially trained interventionists who work with students 1:1 in the classroom or remotely, 2-5 times per week, building a solid phonics foundation, sight word acquisition, fluency, and comprehension. Our Interventionists work with students in need of more individualized instruction than the classroom teacher is able to provide. The interventionists use IFL software during the 1:1 conferences with students, and students also use the software independently each day to reinforce exactly what the interventionist worked on with them during the day. The interventionists help students build phonics knowledge and word attack skills in a sequenced progression that builds upon student prior knowledge. The primary goal is to have all students reading at grade level by the end of first grade however, they also can help remediate students who are in upper grades. This program is subsidized by our funders. All software, support, curriculum, and devices are provided by Innovations for Learning. Districts are asked to only share in the cost of our specially trained interventionists who will be working directly with students.
Innovations for Learning
National Education Director
Click read more to watch a short video on their work!
|NREA State Affiliate Spotlights:|
Our friends at the charity DonorsChoosehave some exciting funding available for NREA members who act soon. Rural districts have already benefited from $120 million in new, free resources thanks to their national community of individual and corporate donors, and they are offering $1,000 to your district to support your teachers' classroom dreams. Through their free District Partnership Program, DonorsChoose can help your teachers innovate, raise support from generous donors outside your community, and ensure every student has the resources for quality education. As an NREA member, you can join this program which will provide you and your administrative team with exclusive benefits like
- advanced notice of funding opportunities,
- automated data reports,
- a district-branded landing page on the DonorsChoose site, and much more.
As a special incentive, DonorsChoose is offering to fund $1,000 in classroom projects for the first 20 districts that respond to this opportunity and apply to join the District Partnership Program. Simply mention NREA in your application (which takes <1 minute), and the DonorsChoose team will get you onboarded and provide a donation code so that you can directly support resources in your schools with the $1,000 donation.
To get started, sign up to become a free DonorsChoose partner by clicking below (and don't forget to mention NREA).
BELLEVUE, Wash. — March 24, 2022 — Last April, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced T-Mobile Hometown Grants, a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow by providing funding to kickstart important new community development projects. Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns. Today, we’re excited to announce the next group of 25 Hometown Grant winners.