Save the Date for the 2011 Southeast Regional Rural Summit

Last Updated: April 27, 2011

This article appeared in the April 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

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The Southeast Regional Rural Summit, set for July 19–20, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee, will bring together rural educators, administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders for two days of engaging sessions to highlight best practices and influence regional and national policy.

The speaker lineup includes Former Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist; U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach John White; Rural School and Community Trust Executive Director Doris Williams; Assistant Director, Policy Analysis & Advocacy for the American Association of School Administrators Noelle Ellerson, and more.

Tentative session topics include using technology to improve student achievement, strategies for improving high school graduation and college completion rates, implications of federal policy for rural school districts, bolstering principal success, increasing teacher retention, and improving early childhood education.

Co-hosted by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education, Ayers Foundation, Niswonger Foundation, the Rural School and Community Trust, and the Tennessee School Boards Association.

If you are interested in attending, please email

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