NREA Weekly Update: September 1, 2023

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New Podcast: The Role of HBCUs in Rural Education, an Interview with President Logan Hampton of Lane College.
In this new episode of the Rural Voice, we interviewed Dr. Logan Hampton President of Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. We open the discussion discussing the role of Jackson, Tennessee as both a small urban and rural location. We discuss how perception of what constitutes rural versus urban can vary depending on students experience and perception. The episode shifts to discussing Lane College which is a traditional black college in Tennessee. Dr Hampton discusses the demographics of the types of students who attend, offering accessibility to students who might not consider higher education. Lane is housed on a former plantation and is now an institution of higher education. This story demonstrates how spaces with a strained history can be repurposed to serve students in need. You don't want to miss this interesting and insightful conversation.
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From the Field:
Each year,  (RSC) and the National Rural Education Association accept applications for the  for outstanding place-based education classroom projects in rural America. 
Upcoming Events & Opportunities:
is currently accepting applications for the
The Fellows Program awards innovative rural teachers within each of , each year, to carry out a place-based education project. Grants are awarded to projects that will take place in the current school year.
The application deadline is September 17th!
Learn more & apply today!
USDA Child Nutrition Updates for Education Stakeholders
Please join the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and education partners, AASA, the School Superintendents Association, Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Education Association (NEA), and National Rural Education Association (NREA), for a webinar to hear updates on these new options and learn how the education community can support successful implementation to better meet the nutritional needs of children during the summer months so they are ready to learn when school starts in the fall. Attendees will also learn about the latest news regarding USDA’s proposals to update school meal standards and the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
Sep 15, 2023, 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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— a virtual roundtable for statewide and district leaders on September 7 at 12:00 PM ET.
In this session, you’ll learn: How the Mississippi Department of the Education set the national model for states and districts working to adopt new reading standards — with Dr. Carey Wright, former State Superintendent of Mississippi Department of Education, and Dr. Tenette Smith, MSDOE's current Executive Director of Elementary Education and Reading. How to integrate the science of reading with the teaching of science, and where to invest limited resources to maximize student achievement.
How to help your teachers implement evidence-based literacy practices into cross-curricular lessons with ease. This executive roundtable will be facilitated by Dr. Christina Kishimoto, the former State Superintendent of Hawaii, and Dr. Karen Beerer, Discovery Education's Senior Vice President of Statewide Partnerships.
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National Forum to Advance Rural Education
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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.
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