Rural School Innovations Webinar: The Niswonger Foundation's Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium

Last Updated: August 25, 2011

This article appeared in the August 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

The fourth webinar in the Rural Trust’s 2010–2011 series on rural school innovations is scheduled for September 21, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Registration information is available on the Rural Trust website.

The webinar will feature the Niswonger Foundation's Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium. Representatives of the Greene County and Hamblen County school districts in Tennessee along with representatives of the Niswonger Foundation will describe how the program works to get rural young people, especially those from underserved populations, ready to succeed in a career and/or succeed in and graduate from college.

The program works with approximately 26,100 high school students in 29 high schools. It received an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant, earning rural competitive preference points and matching support from the Rural Trust.

The goal of the Rural Trust webinar series is to feature innovations that have proven successful in rural places and especially to highlight those innovations that are authentically rural and have made substantial adaptations to rural needs and interests.

Webinars are free of charge, but require registration.

The schedule for the September 21st webinar is as follows:

Introduction: Robert Mahaffey, Director of Communications, Rural School and Community Trust
Opening Remarks: Doris Terry Williams, Executive Director, Rural School and Community Trust

Scott Niswonger, President, Niswonger Foundation
Linda Irwin, Director of School Partnerships, Niswonger Foundation
Vicki Kirk, Greene County Schools, Tennessee
Dale Lynch, Hamblen County Schools, Tennessee

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 2:00 pm ET. Please adjust according to your time zone.
Visit the Rural Trust website to register.

Read more from the August 2011 Rural Policy Matters.