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The Rural Summit: Conversations for Action

Nov 17, 2020

Sky and Geoff Marietta are rural educators and entrepreneurs whose experiences shaped their new book, Rural Education in America. We discuss their comprehensive framework for understanding the diversity and complexity of rural communities in the United States and for helping rural educators implement and evaluate...


Oct 2, 2020

This conversation focuses on college access and how schools have changed how they reach and inspire high school students to pursue higher education. Dreama Gentry, executive director of Partners for Education, explores the topic with Steve Fouse, Director of Student Success, and Paige Cyrus, Student Success Advisor,...


Jul 28, 2020

With Covid-19 cases continuing to rise in many rural communities, school districts are working hard to create plans that will meet the academic, social and emotional needs of students. Dream explores this topic with Dr. Andrea Kane, superintendent of Queen Anne's County Schools in Maryland, and Robert Balfanz, director...


Addtional resources

Jul 13, 2020

To view the College Spotlights video Andrew mentioned in his presentation, please click here.


Jul 13, 2020

We explore the impact the Covid-19 pandemic will likely have on the enrollment and retention of rural students at postsecondary institutions. Host Dreama Gentry is joined by Dr. Andrew Moe, director of admissions at Swarthmore College, Luke Hodson, associate vice president for admissions at Berea College. and  Jeff...