ERIC Number: ED459032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Rural School and Community Trust Annual Report, 2001.
Rural School and Community Trust, Washington, DC.
The mission of the Rural School and Community Trust is to enlarge student learning and improve community life by strengthening relationships between rural schools and communities and engaging students in community-based public work. Following a message from the president, a section on the Rural Trust's capacity building program presents the six principles upon which the program is based and reviews major accomplishments of 2001. In addition to sponsoring seven regional and national meetings, the capacity building program began the first of a series of educational renewal zones, in which various educational, community, government, and business interests collaborated to address poor teacher supply and quality and lack of access to technology and other resources. The program launched a national youth council, designed an alternative assessment system based on portfolio assessment, and started a rural arts education initiative. A section on policy discusses why empowering rural people and communities is more important than engaging politicians and reviews major accomplishments of the past year. Three new projects to engage rural people in shaping educational policy were funded, three major research reports were released, and a virtual information and advocacy support network was established to link people concerned with rural school facilities, community design, planning, and finance. Also included are financial statements and lists of funders, board of trustee members, and staff. (TD)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Annual Reports, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Empowerment, Partnerships in Education, Place Based Education, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural School and Community Trust, Washington, DC.