Rural Education Working Group 2009: "Healthy Rural Schools, Healthy Rural Communities"

Last Updated: March 14, 2009

Kanuga Conference CenterA National Rural Education Working Group Gathering of Rural Citizens and Educators

Kanuga Conference Center
Hendersonville, NC
April 19-21, 2009

Sponsored by the Rural School and Community Trust

You are invited to share and learn at the eighth annual Rural Education Working Group meeting of rural activists from across the United States gathered at Kanuga Conference Center in the beautiful North Carolina mountains near Hendersonville, NC, April 19-21, 2009.

Get a brochure and registration details here.

Rural people have been crafting local solutions for decades. Join veterans and newcomers as we share victories and lessons learned.

"I didn't realize how much we would have in common with the other states, our issues are very similar. Attending this conference has been extremely enlightening."

This gathering will help you learn:
  • How rural citizens are revitalizing their communities and improving their schools
  • How rural people view education issues of national scope
  • How rural schools and communities are building closer connections and mutual respect
  • How students are contributing to the sustainability of their communities and to advocacy work
  • How to develop high performing youth-adult partnerships
  • How rural communities are influencing state education policies
  • How your rural school and community can connect to a network that understands your issues and offer ideas that can help you
  • How the Rural School and Community Trust can help your schools and communities
  • Most important, you will develop relationships with people who face the same challenges you face.
The Conference begins on Sunday, April 19 with dinner and ends on Tuesday, April 21 with lunch.

Get a brochure and registration details here. Online registration will be available soon.

See also Help Shape the National Rural Education Policy Agenda.

"The interaction with people from different rural communities and what I learned from them was/is priceless."