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EIU Rural School Initiative

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e purpose of the Rural School Initiative is to develop a network of P-16 educators and community stakeholders to work together to address common issues. A major theme is to elevate teaching as a profession and provide support for current and future teachers.



  • Elevate the teaching profession and inspire people to join the profession.
  • Provide P-16 opportunities to rethink education and teacher preparation
  • Work with local partners to align teacher supply to create streamlined pathways into the teaching profession.
  • Provide opportunities for P-12 and teacher educators to locate and adopt research-based practices to improve outcomes for students
  • Develop robust teacher mentorship and induction programs.
  • Work together to identify and seek funding to support local initiatives with local resources

Rural School Forum

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