NREA Weekly Update: August 18th, 2023

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The National Forum to Advance Rural Education
We are three months away from the 2023 National Forum to Advance Rural Education! We are excited to partner with the Rural Schools Collaborative, UTC Chattanooga and the Tennessee Rural Education Association to host a hybrid event this year! Join us in-person in Chattanooga or online on Nov. 16-17. 
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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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Upcoming Events & Opportunities:
This fall, the U.S. Department of Education invites high school CTE teachers to enter the Your
Place in Space Challenge, a CTE Momentum challenge to create new solutions for space and
inspire students to envision careers in the space industry.
 From illustrators to food scientists,
and athletic trainers to software engineers, . By inviting
students to submit designs for a product or service that contributes to space missions or
exploration, the challenge will help students identify pathways into space careers.
Teams may pursue designs of their choice or find inspiration from one of f — covering topics such as space debris, the International Space Station, space travel, and the environment. Submissions are due by 6:00 p.m. ET on October 30, 2023. Up to 10 winners will receive $5,000 each and earn in-kind prizes such as space-related classroom equipment or supplies, site visits to space company campuses, and interactions with high-profile leaders in the space industry.
Get started on your submission
As the school year begins, teachers interested in participating should , then as they help students submit a design by 6:00 p.m. ET on October 30. To learn more and receive updates on all CTE Momentum challenges, visit and
is in search of contractor to support the grant-funded Creating Portraits of Community program. The position is full-time and remote or hybrid work is possible.
The selected contractor will manage and facilitate a project committed to engaging rural students and teachers through community portraiture and collecting oral histories. Travel to rural schools in Kansas and Kentucky is anticipated.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum will be accepting quotes through to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on August 31, 2023.
Additional Information Can be Found Here
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.
Learn more & apply today!
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