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Center for Rural Education and Small Schools

Director: Robert C. Newhouse
Address: 124 Bluemont Hall
Phone number: 785-532-5886
Website: http://coe.k-state.edu/cress/

The Center for Rural Education and Small Schools was established as a part of the College of Education in 1978. The center focuses its efforts on the improvement of the education of children in rural and small schools in the region.

The center coordinates and conducts research and development activities addressing the unique needs of rural and small schools, develops strategies and delivery systems for meeting the educational needs of small schools and rural communities, coordinates and disseminates information for and about rural education and provides consultation services for rural/small schools. They sponsor an annual Rural and Small School Education Conference, as well as workshops and seminars and serve as an advocate for rural education at the state, regional and national levels.

In addition, the center presents annual awards in three categories for outstanding contributions to rural and small school education. These include a Kansas Outstanding Rural Administrator Award; an Exemplary Practice Award for an outstanding teacher-initiated project for rural schools; and a Service Award.

 

Updated summer 2010