The Redefining Rural Podcast
State Board of Education Candidate and Executive Director of CASE

State Board of Education Candidate and Executive Director of CASE

February 28, 2020

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.

In today’s episode, Kirk Banghart of the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, and Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance,  speak with Lisa Escåecega, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) and  a candidate for State Board of Education. As Executive Director of CASE, she represents more than 2,400 Colorado education leaders in Colorado, in both rural and metro areas. Join us for a conversation about Lisa's experiences with rural education and what she feels she can bring to the State Board of Education. 

 

Please feel free to reach out: 
Michelle Murphy 
Kirk Banghart 
Denille LePlatt

Governor Jared Polis

Governor Jared Polis

January 21, 2020

Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Schools Alliance and Denille Leplatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education sit down today with Colorado Governor Jared Polis. They discuss his general philosophy of "Colorado for All" and specifically the administration's Rural Economic Blueprint.

In addition to efforts improving the lives of all Coloradans and supporting rural communities, Governor Polis is focused on efforts supporting early childhood education. Listen in to learn more about Governor Polis' priorities for rural Colorado and rural education.

Redefining Rural: At Colorado Association of School Boards Annual Conference

Redefining Rural: At Colorado Association of School Boards Annual Conference

December 18, 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.

In today’s episode, Kirk Banghart of the Colorado Rural Education Collaborative, Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance, and Denille Leplatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education come to us live from the Colorado Association of School BoardsAnnual Conference to talk more about opportunities for kids in rural Colorado.

Special guests include the Craig Middle School Engineering Group, including several of the students along with their sponsor, Ms. Cristina Vanzo, and John Whitler of the Vilas School District and Ogallala Commons to discuss youth engagement and workforce development.

Please feel free to reach out:
Michelle Murphy
Kirk Banghart
Denille LePlatt

Live from The National Forum to Advance Rural Education

Live from The National Forum to Advance Rural Education

November 21, 2019

Today’s episode comes from the recent conference, the National Forum to Advance Rural Education. Join- Kirk Banghart with the Colorado rural Education Collaborative, Michelle Murphy with the Colorado Rural Alliance and Denille Laplatt with the Colorado Department of Education as they talk to three experts of note from the conference:

Shelley Badgett - Director of Instruction in Federal Programs in Marion County, KY - on their district's work on stakeholder engagement, including their concept of a "Dream Bus."

Paolo DeMaria - Ohio’s Superintendent of Public Instruction - talking about rural innovations.

Allen Pratt - Executive Director at the National Rural Education Association - on what's exciting currently in rural education.

School Funding and Proposition CC

School Funding and Proposition CC

October 8, 2019

School Funding and Proposition CC.

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. Today’s episode is centered around school funding. Special guests include Lisa Weil, Executive Director of Great Education Colorado and Glenn McClain, Superintendent of Platte Valley School District. Join Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Alliance and Denille LePlatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education as we talk about how Colorado schools are funded, as well as why you should vote yes on Proposition CC.

Rural Leadership and Women In Leadership

Rural Leadership and Women In Leadership

September 17, 2019

Today’s episode is centered around rural leadership and women in leadership. Special guests include Carrie Yantzer, Director of Professional Learning and Operations at Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), and Linda Reed, Superintendent at Archuleta 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 importance of diverse leadership in rural education.

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.