Webinar: Students & Families Living in Rural Poverty: Research and Strategies for Educators

Hi all,

Please see the announcement below about an upcoming webinar focused on rural education and work with low-income families and communities.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., ET

Overview and registration linkhttp://www.relnei.org/events/strategies-support-rural-poverty.html

Description:  How can educators better support students and families living in rural poverty? At this Bridge Webinar, Professor Thomas Hirschl at the Department of Developmental Sociology at Cornell University will present research on poverty in rural areas and on the diversity of rural communities and their attitudes toward poverty. Dr. Hirschl will address the landscape of poverty and the difficulties that families face navigating a society where middle-class values predominate. He will also present a set of strategies to assist rural educators in their work with low-income families, including approaches to minimizing stigmatization. Members of the Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance from Maine and New York will reflect on Dr. Hirschl’s presentation and share strategies they have instituted within their own schools and districts.

Who Should Attend?
Rural and urban educators and researchers as well as state-level education agencies and organizations across New England and New York are encouraged to attend.

Sign Up Today!

Register now for this webinar. Login instructions will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the event. For more information, contact relneiinfo@edc.org.