- Last Updated on October 31, 2013
- Written by CMI Staff
The Rural Trust's Global Teacher Fellowship program will be awarding up to 25 fellowships in 2014 to support the professional and personal development of rural teachers.
The awards (up to $5,000 for individual teachers and $10,000 for a team of two or more teachers) support teachers’ participation in self-designed summer learning experiences and a two-day place-based learning institute in the fall following the summer experience. This fellowship is a stand-alone grant not meant to supplement other grant funds for larger projects.
Teachers are encouraged to center their learning in an international travel and study experience, out of which they develop interdisciplinary, place-based learning curricula aligned with their specific state and local content standards.
Eligibility: Any K–12 teacher working full-time and teaching at least 60% time in a rural community can apply for the fellowship. Counselors, media specialists, and other school personnel working in a teaching setting for at least 60% of their paid work time may also apply.
Deadline for applications is January 30, 2014.
You can learn more about the Global Teacher Fellowship program at www.globalteacherfellowship.ruraledu.org/.
- Last Updated on June 3, 2013
- Written by CMI Staff
Violence in U.S. K-12 Schools, 1974–2013: Patterns in Deadly Incidents and Mass Threat, a 2013 report from the Rural School and Community Trust, presents information gathered from some 700 media accounts of specific incidents of violence in schools since 1974.
Among these incidents, the Rural Trust found 80 accounts of mass violence, claiming 155 lives Although mass violence events capture more media attention, the report finds three times more deaths in one-on-one incidents. Overall, students were the most frequent perpetrators and victims of violence in schools. Only in elementary schools did adult intruders constitute a significant percentage of violent actors.
These numbers corroborate other evidence that schools can significantly reduce violence by developing positive environments that engage everyone in meaningful work and help students learn to prevent, resolve, and manage conflict.
The report underscores the need for more and better information about violence in the U.S. and about the practices and policies that will reduce the likelihood that anyone will be victimized at school or school functions.
In this regard, the Rural Trust hopes this report will help bring a rural perspective to policy debates about safety, guns, and violence in the U.S. These are important conversations that need the authentic engagement of all Americans.
The report can be viewed online or downloaded as a high-resolution print-ready PDF at the Rural Trust website.