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Rural teachers grant opportunity

The Rural Schools Collaborative is now accepting applications for its 2016 Grants in Place program. Click here for application. Deadline is March 15, 2016. This modest classroom grant program is open to any certified teacher employed in a U.S. rural[...]

Forced charter schools biggest threat to public education in years

Summary of HB1733 HB1733 would establish the “Achievement School District” (ASD) to place any school in Academic Distress under the direct control of the Commissioner of Education and whoever he appoints to run the ASD.  HERE’S WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT:[...]

Wilmot School kicks off attendance campaign

Wilmot Elementary is part of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and making sure parents, teachers, and students know to Make Every Day Count at school![...]

Kirby resident writes powerful piece on impact of school consolidation law

This opinion piece by Danielle Brown of Kirby says it well… http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/arkansas-parent-rural-schools-give-life-to-communities/[...]

RCA executive director blasts Act 60 in guest column for Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

(Reprinted from Arkansas Democrat Gazette – April 18, 2014 publication date) Guest writer Our schools in peril Act 60 hurts rural communities RENEE CARR SPECIAL TO THE DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Another rural school district was dealt the death blow last Thursday. The[...]

Searcy County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

RCA President Lavina Grandon was the keynote speaker at the First Annual Searcy County Chamber of Commerce banquet and awards ceremony on February 27.  The theme of the banquet was “175 Years….Looking Back….Moving Forward.”  Grandon shared with the group of[...]

Fish Hook Theater to perform at Brinkley

The Fish Hook Theater is taking the show on the road to Brinkley Convention Center on March 15.  You get a dinner and a play for only $7.  Dinner starts at 4pm with play immediately following.  Click below for ticket[...]

RCA offers new business membership

Now businesses can become members of Rural Community Alliance and support the work we do in revitalizing rural communities, supporting rural schools, and state-wide policy work. A business member form is available at the bottom of our home page.  Business[...]

Eudora Reads! Kick-off Event Creates Excitement

PBS characters Clifford, Cat in the Hat, and Arthur were on hand to get the students revved up for Eudora Reads!  Former Eudora student Tony Washington emceed the event and Cathy Nash welcomed the visitors and described the cool things[...]