NREA Weekly Update: January 27, 2023

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Announcing a special issue of The Rural Educator. The special issue, titled Rural Multilingual Students: Illuminating Diversity of Inter/national Voices will be published Fall 2024 and edited by Drs. Maria R. Coady and Diego Román. For the special issue the journal seeks empirical studies, reviews of literature, academic essays, and articles with implications for policy and practice that illuminate the strengths and contributions of multilinguals in rural schools and communities.  to read details about the special issue and the call for abstracts. Questions about the special issue can be sent directly to Dr. Maria Coady at 
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Did you share an exciting practice that has worked in or for rural schools and communities? If yes, please consider translating your presentation into a Promising Practice submission for The Rural Educator. Promising Practices highlight effective “boots-on-the-ground” practices with short, easy-to-read, engaging articles that tell stories of effective and emerging practices. Promising Practices should describe the rural educational setting, the practice, and its outcomes. They are generally 5-7 pages in length (approximately 3000 words), and can include photographs, illustrations, or work samples. Importantly, provide evidence that the practice shows promise and include enough detail so that journal readers can understand and consider implementing the practice in their rural setting. Also, check out this recent Promising Practice,  by Wargo and colleagues. (This article was inspired by their recent conference presentation!) Visit the  to read more about Promising Practices, or contact Promising Practices editor Amy Price Azano ().
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 are programs of the U.S. Department of State, funded by the U.S. Government. These fully funded professional learning programs provide opportunities for elementary and secondary educators, in the U.S. and around the world, to share educational practices and bring global skills and perspectives to their school communities. Each year we send nearly 150 educators from across the United States to participate in programs abroad from two weeks to six months. Programs are open to educators regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity and accepted applicants have a wide range of teaching experience in public, private (secular or faith-based), or charter schools. 
For K-12 U.S. educators, applications are open for the . The deadline for applying is February 20th.
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