Below are upcoming opportunities to explore.


Untapped Resources: Leveraging ESSA and other federal support for community schools

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1–2 p.m.  Did you know that the latest federal education legislation includes several funding streams that could pay for on-site coordinators? Did you know other education, human services and related federal funding streams and programs can be leveraged to strengthen your community school? Did you know that states are holding schools accountable for factors on which community schools have a direct impact? Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge and tools needed to partner with their schools and school districts and community-based organizations to take advantage of a variety of federal opportunities to sustain and grow community schools.


The Big Idea: Cracking the Code on Chronic Absence  

Monday, September 24, 2018, 12–1 p.m. More than seven million U.S. students are chronically absent each year- meaning they have missed a month or more of school. This webinar explores the pernicious effects of chronic absence and the “Every Student, Every Day Toolkit” developed through Facebook and the New York City Community School Initiative.


2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education and 110th NREA Convention and Research Symposium  

October 11–13, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. In the spirit of collaboration, Battelle for Kids and the National Rural Education Association (NREA) will host the 2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education and 110th NREA Convention and Research Symposium. This annual event is designed to create an environment for collaboration and innovation with a diverse community—national experts, K–12 and higher education practitioners, leading researchers, policymakers, and philanthropic leaders—to learn and share ideas around the topics at the forefront of rural education and to ensure 21st century learning is a reality for all rural students.