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Rural Sites Network in Action

Learning About Race and Racism Through Storytelling and the Arts

Professor Lee Anne Bell gives the audience at the 2011 Rural Sites Network Conference new tools to help their students build transforming stories that challenge the status quo. More ›

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Why Rural Matters 2011-2012: The Condition of Rural Education in the 50 States

This sixth report in a biennial research series by the Rural School and Community Trust Policy Program explores the "conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and call[s] attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states." More ›

Book Review: Storytelling for Social Justice

Lee Anne Bell introduces the Storytelling Project model, a compelling antiracist curriculum designed to enable reflective and critical conversations about race and racism by examining the stories we tell. More ›

Indian Education for All: Grounded in Place and Culture

In Maine and Montana, Writing Project sites are exploring how to help teachers implement state laws regarding Indian education and improve the writing of Native American learners. More ›


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