This course explores recent historical trends in rural community demography, issues of community vitality and increasing poverty, and the challenge of offering a sound and relevant education for all children in rural communities. Building on this recent history, students will learn the mechanisms of school funding, identify and explore inequities in such funding, and partner with local school leaders to supplement state and local funding with grant funding.
Describe how national & global forces have impacted rural areas and education in the US and NY, including specific impact on their team’s locality.
Apply methods of project planning and team management to facilitate an effective and engaged team.
Develop a small proposal in support of a district initiative, and produce several elements for a "kit" that districts can use to apply for larger grant monies in the future.