Celebrating Black History Month

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February is Black History Month

The , , , , , and join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Please visit each of the links above to learn more about how Black History Month started, how to honor or celebrate it, and teacher resources or lesson plans!
The Virginia Tech Center for Rural Education is also hosting a focused on Black Rural Education on Feb 21 at 4 pm (EST). This "front porch conversation" will explore the intersections of identity and rural education for Black students, educators, families, and communities.
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Hailing from South Carolina, Dr. Darris Means has been actively engaged with the National Rural Education Association, serving as a member of the NREA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team from 2019-2022 and serving on the editorial board for The Rural Educator since 2019. Most recently, Means joined our Executive Board.

This from the University of Pittsburgh features Means and his journey in rural education! We are excited to see our Board Member highlighted and encourage you to read and share with your network.
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Co-Hosted by Drs. Allen Pratt, Jared Bigham, and Christopher F. Silver, The Rural Voice discusses the common themes and experiences facing teachers, parents, and administrators in elementary and secondary rural education. We have several new episodes featuring interviews from the National Forum to Advance Rural Education in November!

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