Rural Education Summit


Current Events

April 1, 2022 Summit – Revitalizing Rural Schools

Spring Schedule
Registration Link


Strengthening Partnerships

The annual Rural Education Summit strengthens partnerships between the K-State College of Education, the Rural Education Center, and rural schools in Kansas.

The summit's interdisciplinary approach capitalizes on K-State's unique position to address issues affecting rural communities because of its connections and credibility: the commitment to application and practice that comes with being a land-grant institution; access to rural areas; and real and meaningful relationships between the academy and practitioners.

One of the summit’s goals is to serve as a connector, identifying needs and focusing the College of Education's efforts with rural schools. It also commits to a collaboration between the departments of curriculum and instruction and educational leadership.

Rural Community Connection

Dr. Jerry Johnson speaks at the inaugural summit



Past Events

2021 Virtual Summit – Homegrown Solutions

Recruitment, Reinforcement, and Retention

2021 Rural Education Summit Video Links (PDF)
Rural Education Center
J. Spencer Clark
Lori Goodson
Assistant Director
Diane Beets
Program Coordinator