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Rural Roots, v1-2 Sep 2000-Dec 2001

This document contains the first eight issues of "Rural Roots"--two published in 2000 and six published bimonthly in 2001. A newsletter of the Rural School and Community Trust, "Rural Roots" provides news, information, and commentary from the Rural Trust and highlights the wide variety of place-based education work happening in rural schools and communities across the country. Articles include: "Rural School and Community Trust Gets $8M Boost from New Foundation Grants"; "Extravaganza 2000: Networking Solutions for Rural Schools" (Elisabeth Higgins Null); "Stewardship Institute Participants Tackle Standards Issue" (Barbara Poore); "PACERS Cooperative Celebrates 'Alabama, My Home'" (Elisabeth Higgins Null); "Making the Best Better: Developing a Portfolio-Based Assessment System" (Barbara Cervone); "Rural Trust Native Sites: Paradigm Busters" (Elaine Salinas); "From Downeast to the Delta: Lubec, Maine Students Host Marine Conference"; "Youth Leadership Is Major Focus at Rendezvous 2000" (Julie Bartsch, Matt Pritchard); "Student Recording Projects Capture Rural Culture, History"; "Student-Run Grocery Store Up and Running"; "Students Map Resources of Robeson County, NC"; "Students Converge in Kearney, Nebraska for Student Extravaganza 2001"; "Arts Flourish on California's San Juan Ridge"; "Wetlands Estonoa Saved by Saint Paul Senior Ecology Class"; "Murrah Reflects on Six Years of Rural Trust"; "How To Make the Outdoors Your Classroom"; "A Teacher's First Person Account of the Zia Pueblo and Peacham, Vermont Student Exchange" (Cathy Browne); "Wisconsin's Youth Press: Hands-On Media Work" (Alison Yaunches); "Cross-Cultural Orientation at Old Minto Camp" (Ray Barnhardt, Rob Amberg); "Where Does Place-Based Learning Fit In?" (Alison Yaunches); and "A Light Shining on Learning That Happens within the Context of Community" (Ginny Jaramillo). Issues also contain notices of conferences and new publications, and organizational news of the Rural Trust. (SV)

Descriptors: Academic Standards, American Indian Education, Conferences, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Outdoor Education, Place Based Education, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Student Projects

The Rural School and Community Trust, 1825 K Street NW, Suite 703, Washington, DC 20006. For full text:

Autor: Westra, Kathryn E., Ed.; Yaunches, H. Alison, Ed.


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