Found 17 news stories matching the subject Rural.
Research and Practice Make Perfect: Collaboration on the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance (11/20/2017)
Collaboration with practitioners is a cornerstone of REL Southwest’s work. Through its eight research alliances, REL Southwest works with school, district, and state education staff to conduct research that’s relevant and actionable. Practitioners are meaningfully...
Through our Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance, we provided Homer Elementary, a rural school, with technical assistance on effective data use to inform classroom instruction.
REL Southwest Cohosts Bridge Event on Unlocking Key Challenges Facing Arkansas' Schools (05/30/2017)
REL Southwest and the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas cohosted a bridge event titled "Unlocking Key Challenges Facing Arkansas’ Schools" in Little Rock on September 14, 2016. Presenters focused on three topic strands: early childhood education, rural education, and diverse learners.
Webinar Recap/Archive: Strengthening School Partnerships With Native Families and Communities (03/17/2017)
Did you miss our webinar on high-quality resources for engaging Native families and communities? Read the recap of the event and view the archived webinar and resources.
REL Southwest works on a variety of projects to support Native students, families, and communities. Read on to learn about some of our resources, events, and work in this area.
The archive is available for the bridge event "Culturally Responsive Resources for Native Students," co-sponsored on May 11, 2016, by REL Southwest, the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation, and the National Indian Education Association. The presentation highlighted two online repositories of culturally responsive resources designed to strengthen the teacher-student connection and to support Native American students.
Todd Crabtree, a member of our Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance and superintendent of Byng Public Schools in Ada, Oklahoma, is proud to announce that Byng’s Homer Elementary has won the $50,000 grand prize in the Collaboration Nation video contest.
Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Awarded Grant (10/02/2015)
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, represented on both REL Southwest’s Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance and Governing Board, is one of more than 30 tribes to receive a grant under the U.S. Department of Education's new Native Youth Community Projects program. This program seeks to promote college and career readiness among Native American students.
In April and May 2015, the Native American Indian Working Group, part of REL Southwest's Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance, conducted two tribal visits. The purpose was to clarify and prioritize the needs of the state's rural Native American Indian students and learn about programs and strategies the tribes are using to address those needs.
Archive Available: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels Part II (05/18/2015)
The archive is available for the bridge event webinar Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels Part II, hosted by REL Southwest on April 2, 2015. This webinar examines the components that support effective data use in the rural setting for continuous improvement at the school, classroom, and student levels.
Alliance Members from Byng Public Schools Host Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction (02/12/2015)
Members of our Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance were pleased to host the newly elected Oklahoma state superintendent of public instruction, Joy Hofmeister, at Homer Elementary School on January 20, 2015.
Archive Available: Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels (12/05/2014)
The archive is available for the bridge event webinar Implementing a Data Literate Culture at the School and Teacher Levels, hosted by REL Southwest on October 29. This webinar examines how to use data effectively in the rural school setting for continuous improvement at the school, classroom, and student levels.
In a list of 2014 "Beating the Odds" Schools, Newsweek recognized Byng High School, in southeastern rural Oklahoma, as one of the top 500 schools in the nation for low-income students. In compiling the list, Newsweek ranked schools that performed better than statistically expected, given students' level of poverty, in preparing students for college.
OK Rural Schools Alliance Workshop on Data Use (08/15/2014)
On August 7, our Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance, along with staff from Byng Public Schools, attended the first of two workshops on the effective use of data to inform classroom instruction. Participants performed a self-assessment, reviewed the research on high-capacity data use, and then applied the recommendations to analyze their school data.
Archive Available: Aspirations of Rural Youth (11/11/2013)
The archive of the Aspirations of Rural Youth Bridge Event webinar, hosted by REL Southwest on October 3, is available on the website. The webinar explores the challenges and successes that rural schools and communities experience in supporting students in the transition to college, careers, and adult life. The archive includes the webinar transcript, recording, and materials.
The College & Career Readiness & Success Center at American Institutes for Research (AIR) posted a blog summarizing the key points of REL Southwest's Aspirations of Rural Youth Bridge Event Webinar, held October 3, 2013. An archive of the webinar will be available soon. AIR is a REL Southwest partner and also operates REL Midwest.
Vicki Dimock, REL Southwest director, and Haidee Williams, Oklahoma Rural Schools alliance liaison, attended the Aurora Learning Community Association (ALCA) Summer Conference on July 22–23, 2013, in Oklahoma City, OK. Several ALCA staff, including president Gary Sacket, belong to the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance. Dimock and Williams shared information about the alliance, discussed ways in which the federal definitions of rural could be expanded to help differentiate the many types of rural schools in Oklahoma, and recruited members.