NREA Weekly Updates: July 8th, 2022

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Teach Rural Job Board
Recently, our friends at the Rural Schools Collaborative launched the Teach Rural Job Board to assist rural schools in filling open positions with passionate, qualified candidates. We wanted to share this resource with you so that Illinois schools can take advantage of this new platform.

Candidates can browse open positions for teachers, principals, and administrators and learn more about the surrounding area by clicking on a region on the job board's map. Employers may post a new job here. Questions? Check out the FAQ or reach out to

In rural Canada, the issue of school closures and consolidations due to low enrollment and heightened fiscal constraints has become a contentious and highly-charged issue for citizens and communities. This literature review synthesizes the major effects of school closure on rural communities, identifying economic impacts, social impacts, and implications for students. The historical context of Canadian rural schools, notions of rurality, urbanormativity and local complexity, along with considerations of urban-centered educational policy, are overarching themes identified in the rural school literature. These concepts were found to subsequently perpetuate the economic, social, and student-centered impacts reported. A relative dearth of research focusing on the community-level impacts of rural school closure, particularly in the Canadian context, supports the need for further in-depth studies that address gaps in the literature. These findings could in turn be used in the development of future educational policy which acknowledges rurality for rural Canadian communities.
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America’s Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty is a performance-tested teacher lesson plan resource developed by the McNair Foundation, Houston ISD, and AHEF to strengthen K-12 education in the founding documents, institutions, history, and principles of the United States of America. The resource aims to provide teachers and students with opportunities to explore and understand the meaning and significance of events, causes, and effects–the whys–relating to and influencing early American history and its founding, and governing principles. All lessons emphasize one or more AHEF themes of Free, Unity, Progress, and Responsibility (FUPR) and provide students with opportunities to assess and examine their identities as Americans.
Written by and for teachers of social studies, U. S. history, U. S. government, political science, civics, geography, economics, and related subjects, this supplemental resource consists of ready-to-use, modifiable lessons, and learning activities in three volumes–elementary, middle, and high school level. Elementary (K-5) lessons correlate with the national Core Knowledge Skills. Middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) lessons correlate with the standards and objectives of the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS). As a supplemental program and resource, Adventure in Liberty may be used within any curriculum, school, or district to help teachers and homeschooling parents improve student learning, performance, and enrichment in these subjects. It requires no teacher training.
NREA and National Education Foundation (NEF), the non-profit leader in CTE grants, announce their “Get Rural America Job Ready” vision program to help prepare all rural college and high school students for high-demand jobs!

Grant: 72.5% Matching Grant = $435 per student, and 20% Cash Grant.

Revenue: You can generate revenue by selling the licenses to corporations, government agencies, and other entities for the market fee of $600 per employee.
Application deadline: July 20, 2022. What You Get:
  • Top-rated Skillsoft content and courses (7,500 IT, 750 Business and 1,700 Productivity, 100 Industry Certifications (Comptia, CyberSecurity, Project Management, AI, Data Science, Microsoft Office, Communication and Other Soft Skills, etc.) accessible 24/7 for 2022-23 school year.
  • Online live expert mentors 24/7 for most of the Industry Certification Training Courses
  • State University of New York (SUNY) Certificates and Badges, which enable your students to apply for jobs anywhere.
  • $435/student matching in-kind Grant from NEF for 2022-23
  • Cash Grant from NEF for CTE Program Director, Stipend and Motivational Rewards, etc.
We appreciate your sincere efforts to provide job-ready CTE education for your students!
The National Rural Education Association is excited to announce a new partnership with National Insurance Services (NIS) and Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. (MNL) to bring rural public school districts another option* for Life and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance.

Key highlights include:
• 20% off your current Basic Life and LTD rates*
• 3-year rate guarantee
• Employee Assistance Program** and ID Theft Services***


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