The Redefining Rural Podcast
The BEST Program and marijuana tax revenue

The BEST Program and marijuana tax revenue

August 21, 2019

Today’s episode is centered around the BEST (Building Excellent Schools Today) Grant Program, which is partially funded by the marijuana tax. Special guests include Kathy Gebhardt, BEST Board Chair and George Welsh, Superintendent of the Cañon City School District. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance, Kirk Banghart of Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we talk about building excellent schools today.

4 Day School Week

4 Day School Week

July 17, 2019

Redefining Rural is a Colorado State University - Global Campus sponsored series. This series is focused on bringing awareness to the rural communities of Colorado in the education sector. The heart of this episode is the four day week with special guests Nikki Johnson, Superintendent of Campo School District, and Frank Reeves, Superintendent of East Grand School District. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance, Kirk Banghart of Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we talk about the four day week.

Redefining Rural Mental Health

Redefining Rural Mental Health

July 10, 2019

This series is focused on bringing awareness to the rural communities of Colorado in the education sector. The basis of this episode is mental health in the education sector with special guest Elaine Belansky of University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance, Kirk Banghart of Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we talk mental health.

Feel free to reach out to any of our guests: Michelle Murphy mmurphy@coruralalliance.org Kirk Banghart kbanghart@generationschools.org Denille LePlatte LePlatt_D@cde.state.co.us

Redefining Rural First Episode

Redefining Rural First Episode

July 10, 2019

Redefining Rural is a Colorado State University - Global Campus sponsored series. This series is focused on bringing awareness to the rural communities of Colorado in the education sector. This episode focuses on introductions, but more importantly, why you should get involved and help support our rural students and educators. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance, Kirk Banghart of Colorado Rural Education Collaborative and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we introduce Redefining Rural.