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Priorities For Rural Education With NREA’s Dr. Allen Pratt Of UTC

Dr. Allen Pratt

The shortage of teachers is among the top concerns for rural educators across the country.

Seventeen rural school districts surround our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - where Dr. Allen Pratt is director of the National Rural Education Association and interim co-director of the UTC School of Education.

On Thursday and Friday, the National Forum to Advance Rural Education will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center - a conference presented by the Association and the Rural Schools Collaborative in partnership with the Tennessee Rural Education Association and UTC, part of the University of Tennessee System.

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