NATIONAL FORUM AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Please check out the following resources and information impacting rural education in Tennessee and throughout the nation.
TNREA Rural Teacher of the year nominations now open!
Nominations are accepted until March 30. Winner will be announced by May 1. Winner will receive $500 and automatically nominated for Monsanto Fund Rural Teacher of the Year.
TNREA Rural Teacher of Year - Nomination Form
NATIONAL FORUM TO ADVANCE RURAL EDUCATION
Rural Education Publications
Please visit the National Rural Education Association website for current publications: http://www.nrea.net/Research_and_Publications
the state of equity funding in Tenneesee
The Grow Rural Education program - allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for $10,000 or $25,000 grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum. These grants are helping to improve test scores, but better yet, they're getting kids to think bigger about their tomorrow.
Sprint (The 1 Million Project) - Highlighting the fact that five million households with school-aged children in the U.S. are unable to do their homework properly because they do not have Internet access at home, the article included stories of children going to school two hours early to use their school’s network or sitting outside of fast-food restaurants late into the night, just to use access WiFi. Reflecting on how Internet access had shaped his life and inspired by the work Sprint had done with MBKA on ConnectEd, Claure believed more could and should be done. As a first step, he gathered a team to meet with education experts to more fully understand students’ needs. Armed with these additional insights, he then developed a solution that Sprint was uniquely positioned to lead and help deliver. In October 2016 and with the specific purpose of addressing America’s Homework Gap, Claure announced the creation of 1Million Project at a town hall event with President Obama. In less than one year the 1Million Project has evolved from concept to a national program that’s specifically designed to help 1 million high school students who do not have reliable Internet access at home reach their full potential, by giving them devices and free high-speed Internet access.