Heineman proclaims Rural Education Week

Heineman proclaims Rural Education Week

02 Apr 2013    

With support from the Center for Great Plains Studies and UNL's National Center for Research on Rural Education (R²Ed), Gov. Dave Heineman has proclaimed April 1-6 as Rural Education Week in the state.

Center for Great Plains Director Richard Edwards and R²Ed Director Susan Sheridan joined Peter Longo, professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, in requesting the proclamation.

Its signing sets the stage for two events that will address education in rural communities throughout the Cornhusker State and beyond.

From April 3-4, R²Ed will assemble researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across the country to discuss factors influencing the academic success of rural K-12 students at a conference to be held in Omaha. Titled "Connect-Inform-Advance," the conference will foster research-based dialogue about the interrelated impacts of teaching, family engagement, community involvement, school environment and contextual factors on rural student performance.

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