Muskingum well-represented at first Rural Education Forum
Muskingum University was well-represented at the
first Rural Educational National Forum in Columbus, held October 31 to
November 1. The event was chaired by Dr. Barbara Hansen, Muskingum’s
Dave Longaberger Professor of Teaching and Learning, and Distinguished
Professor of Education. Dr. Rae White, director of Muskingum’s Educator
Preparation Unit and professor of education, presented at the event.
Muskingum University students were also in attendance.
A highlight of the event was an address by U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “In today’s world, rural schools
must be more globally connected than ever before and prepare students
for a rapidly changing economy at home. They will produce the next
generation of leaders in rural America, who will sustain and possibly
reinvent their local economies,” said Duncan.
The forum was the first rural-specific event
co-hosted by the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle for Kids. The
purpose was to bring leaders and practitioners together to advance
conversations about rural education and long-term prosperity. In an
effort to encourage regional attendance and leverage other successful
rural work, the Ohio Department of Education and Battelle for Kids also
partnered with the Kentucky and Tennessee Departments of Education to
host this event.
To see coverage of the event from the Columbus Dispatch, click here.