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The Lay of the Land: A Closer Look at Rural Tennessee Schools

  • Cumberland University, University Library (map)

When it comes to education, rural matters. Today 1 in 3 Tennesseans attend a rural school, comprising nearly 300,000 students. Rural schools are spread throughout Tennessee’s 95 counties, in areas with varied levels of both poverty and economic opportunity. On average, these schools serve smaller numbers of students, which can limit funding, access to advanced coursework or school supports. Our latest report highlights the voices of rural educators and shines a light on key issues affecting rural students in Tennessee. Join us as we Cast Our Vision for rural schools in Tennessee.Panelists:

  • Jared Bigham, Senior Advisor on workplace and rural initiatives, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

  • Dr. Allen Pratt, Executive Director, National Rural Education Association

  • Kalisha Bingham-Marshall, Teacher, Hardeman County

  • Andrea Chavez, Cumberland University

Panel Discussion & Report Release
Cumberland University
University Library
Thursday, May 30, 2019

10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

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