2009 Enriching Wisconsin’s Rural Schools and Communities Conference
March 30-31, 2009
UW Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services along with Wisconsin’s Cooperative Educational Services Agencies (CESA) co-hosted the first-ever Enriching Wisconsin’s Rural Schools and Communities Conference on March 30-31, 2009.
The Wisconsin Rural Schools and Communities Conference marked the beginning of a statewide dialogue on education trends and issues in Wisconsin rural settings. Wisconsin has a sizable rural student population, with nearly 40% of its schools located in rural areas and serving more than one-fourth of the state’s students.
The conference also addressed issues such as emerging rural school trends and issues, implementing best practices in curriculum, technology, licensure and recruitment and giving a voice to rural schools.
- Dr. Rachel Thompkins, President, The Rural School and Community Trust
- Dr. Steve Correia, Professor, St. Norbert College
- Todd Berry, President, WI Taxpayers Alliance
- Joe Fahey, Institute for Wisconsin's Future
- Genevieve Kirchman, Consultant, CESA 5