Rural Education Summit
2021 Virtual Summit – Homegrown Solutions
The 2021 Rural Education Summit was held virtually on Friday, March 26.
Focus: Recruitment, Reinforcement, and Retention
- K-State College of Education Dean Debbie Mercer
- Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson
- K-State assistant professor Tuan Nguyen
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
Rural Education Center