REL Central Rural Education Research Alliance Webinar

Closing the Achievement Gap in Rural Nebraska Districts: Lessons from Research and the Field
Date: August 27, 2015
• 1:00–2:30 pm Mountain Time
• 2:00–3:30 pm Central Time
• Patricia L. Hardré, PhD, Professor, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
• Cheryll Malcom, EdD, Superintendent, Homer Community School District, Homer, Nebraska
• Richard Alt, Superintendent, Plainview Public Schools, Plainview, Nebraska
• Shelley H. Billig, PhD, Research Alliance Lead, REL Central at Marzano Research, RMC Research Corporation
This webinar will provide participants with research and information related to instructional and organizational practices in rural districts that have closed the achievement gap. Shelley Billig from REL Central at Marzano Research will introduce the topic and describe the work of the Rural Education Research Alliance. Patricia L. Hardré from the University of Oklahoma will summarize her work on motivating rural students to succeed in learning and development. Cheryll Malcolm and Richard Alt, both superintendents in Nebraska, will provide overviews of their districts and factors in the areas of teaching and learning, district leadership, and organization and structure and processes that may have contributed to gap closure in their districts.

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