Addressing Inequity in Rural Education Through Collaboration

Mar 4, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

One in five public school students in America attend rural schools. Rural students have unlimited potential, but rural districts often have limited resources compared to urban and suburban communities. In this session, participants will hear how rural districts are addressing inequities in rural education by embracing formal collaboration between districts, higher education, and the local workforce to expand access to post-secondary and career pathways for students and how this unique structural innovation can be replicated across the country to impact the lives of rural students.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Chad Bolser

Ivy Tech Community College

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Karen Cheser

Durango School District 9-R

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Michael Gonzalez

Rural Schools Innovation Zone

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Cheryl Lambert

Austin Peay State University