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CYFS-housed Rural Center hosts national research conference

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Brent McBride (center), director of the Child Development Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, participates in a panel discussion during the first day of Connect-Inform-Advance, the 2013 National Conference on Rural Education Research.

The CYFS-housed National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed) generated discussion and disseminated findings about factors influencing the academic success of rural K-12 students when it hosted 150 researchers, practitioners and policymakers at a conference held April 3-4 in Omaha, Neb. Full Article

CYFS-housed center spurs governor’s proclamation of rural education week

CYFS-housed center spurs governor's proclamation of rural education weekWith support from the University of Nebraska’s Center for Great Plains Studies and the CYFS-housed National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed), Gov. Dave Heineman has proclaimed April 1-6 as Rural Education Week in the state.

Great Plains director Richard Edwards and R2Ed director Susan Sheridan joined Peter Longo, professor of political science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, in requesting the proclamation. Its signing sets the stage for two events that will address education in rural communities throughout the Cornhusker State and beyond. Full Article

Mission to Haiti inspires CYFS director

CYFS Director Susan Sheridan stands before the remnants of The Renaissance School in La Montagne, Haiti.
CYFS Director Susan Sheridan stands before the remnants of The Renaissance School in La Montagne, Haiti.

Classrooms missing roofs and walls. Children lacking access to basic education. Teachers using tarp as chalkboards.

And, amidst it all, the indomitable spirit of people working to improve each other’s lives.

CYFS Director Susan Sheridan encountered these dual realities during a recent mission to La Montagne (mawn-TYN’), Haiti, a beautiful but historically poor mountainside community devastated by a 2010 earthquake. Full Article

Sheridan, Glover, Kunz, and Bovaird awarded grant from IES for CBC in Rural Communities

cbcCongratulations to Drs. Susan M. Sheridan, Todd Glover, Gina Kunz and Jim Bovaird on their recent $3 million, four-year grant, “CBC in Rural Communities,” awarded in March 2010.

Amanda Witte is project manager. The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), will be housed jointly in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) and the National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed). Full Article

CYFS receives $10M grant to launch National Center for Research on Rural Education

The National Center for Research on Rural Education
The National Center for Research on Rural Education

The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools announces The National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed).

This nearly $10,000,000, 5-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES), is under the direction of Drs. Susan M. Sheridan (PI and center director), Todd Glover, Gwen Nugent, Gina Kunz, and Jim Bovaird. Full Article