LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A
symposium at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will discuss the
causes and consequences of school consolidation in rural parts of the
The university's Center for Great Plains Studies will host the public event on April 5-6.
symposium will address both the benefits and pitfalls of school
consolidation, its effect on students, and efforts to sustain rural
Speakers will include Gov. Dave Heineman, education
consultant Marty Strange, and several school district superintendents
and university deans.
More than one-third of U.S. children attend school in rural areas or small towns.
For more information, go to www.unl.edu/plains.