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Federal Rural Education Policy Event - Shared screen with speaker view
AASA Team
34:55
Make sure to drop your questions for our panelists here in the chat!
Noelle Ellerson Ng
51:39
As we listen to Lucy, Bob and Maria, make sure to drop your questions here. We'll use the chat box to field all questions from participants.
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:01:55
Forest Counties is administered through the Dept of Interior. REAP is authorized in ESSA and administered through USED
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:03:35
AASA is a BIG fan of both REAP and Forest counties and the ways they explicitly serve rural schools and communitties
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:04:51
You can find funding history on all federal education programs--including REAP and Forest Counties--in the annual Committee for Education Funding Budget response https://cef.org/wp-content/uploads/CEF-FY-2021-Budget-Book.pdf
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:06:26
Hobart, we find that schools are expending their REAP dollars
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:06:46
the difference is between the two programs
Lucy Johnson
01:10:08
Here is the rural resource page at ED: https://www.ed.gov/rural-education
Noelle Ellerson Ng
01:11:10
Schools do not need to apply for REAP, You qualify based on criteria (the history of the program was in part acknowledging the paperwork burden that goes with having to apply for programs, and why competitive programs are inherently inequitable for rural schools and communities)
Stuart Packard
01:11:54
That is true throughout California. Many of the schools in the Small School Districts' Association are open and doing their best for students and their communities. As a Supt in Kern, the focus is on the big districts and what is not happening, as opposed to the small and rural that are making it happen.
Aric Bostick
01:12:21
Thank you for the link to the rural resources page at ED, Lucy.
Lucy Johnson
01:19:02
Here is the link for Secure Rural Schools (run through the US Forest Service): https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/states/secure-rural-schools
Aric Bostick
01:24:10
Thank you very much Lucy, Bob, Maria and Noelle for a helpful session.
Michael DiNapoli
01:33:38
You can learn more about the Learning Policy Institute here: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/
Michael DiNapoli
01:45:45
I would like to share some additional resources that I just mentioned.Our report, “Inequitable Opportunity to Learn: Student Access to Certified and Experienced Teachers” shows that students of color have less access to certified and experienced teachers than their white peers. https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/crdc-teacher-access-reportOur blog that examines COVID’s impact on the teacher pipeline and workforce: “Eroding Opportunity: COVID-19’s Toll on Student Access to Well-Prepared and Diverse Teachers” https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-eroding-opportunity-student-access-prepared-diverse-teachers
AASA Team
03:12:46
Drop your questions for the panelists here in the chat!
Aric Bostick
04:25:40
Thank you Darrel, Devon, Jen, Jayne and Maria
Arnold Fege
04:34:25
So great to see you all. Many thanks to Rob, Dreama, Kari, Kennedy and David. Wish we could meet you all personally, but thank you immensely for taking your time this afternoon. You make us all better advocates. And of course John who is president of OCRE. Arnie
Noelle Ellerson Ng
04:44:22
nellerson@aasa.org
Aric Bostick
05:06:58
Thank you for the helpful information, Dreama.
Arnold Fege
05:07:22
Here are a series of rural articles from the Mid Atlantic Equity Center: https://maec.org/rural-equity/
Aric Bostick
05:15:44
Thank you for what you do, Kari and for the helpful information.
Arnold Fege
05:16:14
Great presentation and excellent info Kari
Heather Tomlinson
05:18:47
Thank you for sharing our rural equity article, series, Arnie! The conversations today have been fabulous and super illuminating. I can't wait to see what grows out of this.
Miriam Rollin
05:22:50
This is great information, thanks, all!
Kari Oyen
05:24:53
Here is a link to the information that I shared today! Thank you so much! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_5Hg69MXSiqSfHqqwgVgOvakOlqWDfeH/view?usp=sharing
Arnold Fege
05:25:00
Notice Hill staff that the federal government is essential for rural schools and how they are like magicians in cobbling program; BUT lets work together to get MORE funds to expand opportunity.
Dreama Gentry
05:25:10
The Full Service Community School Expansion Act is being reintroduced this weeki. So, watch for it.
Kari Oyen
05:25:29
Here is the bill that I was referencing: Senator Tester and Representative Chu will be proposing the “Increasing Access to Mental Health in Schools Act”. This bill helps create district university partnerships to address the shortages and this bill includes a preference for rural communities. 
Aric Bostick
05:25:33
Thank you very much Robert, Cara, Dreama, Kennedy, David and Kari for all your useful information.
Ken Greene
05:27:39
Thank you for creating the opportunity to share.
Dessie Bowling
05:28:10
Great information and I hope we recognize the need for mental health services across the country. Thank you and have a great day. Great Job!
Dessie Bowling
05:28:40
Hi Dreama.
Aric Bostick
05:29:13
Thanks for all your efforts Chris to make this summit happen and providing all the great panelists.