Appalachia

RUPRI Partner,  Art of the Rural Program Director Savannah Barrett, interviewed about the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange in the Wall Street Journal

RUPRI Partner, Art of the Rural Program Director Savannah Barrett, interviewed about the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange in the Wall Street Journal

“What we have found is that it’s really difficult to hate someone you’ve had deep, meaningful, transformative experiences with—and whose community you’ve really come to value because you’ve felt welcome and appreciated there.” –Savannah Barrett, Director of Programs at Art of the Rural and Co-founder of the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange…

CBS Sunday Morning features Appalshop.  For art’s sake: When funding the NEA is in jeopardy

CBS Sunday Morning features Appalshop. For art’s sake: When funding the NEA is in jeopardy

The voice of Appalshop was on CBS Sunday Morning Show The battlelines are drawn in Washington over whether the federal government should be spending any money at all for art’s sake. The impact of the Trump administration’s proposed end to funding would be felt in communities large and small — perhaps…

You are invited to attend the FIRE (Finding Innovation in Rural Education) Summit April 12, 2017 at the East KY Expo Center in Pikeville, KY in person or via live telecast.

You are invited to attend the FIRE (Finding Innovation in Rural Education) Summit April 12, 2017 at the East KY Expo Center in Pikeville, KY in person or via live telecast.

The Summit showcases learning innovations taking place across the east Kentucky region as a direct result of the Race to the Top-District Grant awarded to Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and 17 outstanding rural school districts, supporting the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative. FIRE Summit Flyer Over 125 teachers will present their…

RUPRI President  Chuck Fluharty presents at National Energy Conference 2016  –  Building a Resilient West Virginia: Taking Control of the Mountain State’s Future, April 8, 2016

RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty presents at National Energy Conference 2016 – Building a Resilient West Virginia: Taking Control of the Mountain State’s Future, April 8, 2016

Coal communities in the Central Appalachian region are bearing the consequences of a global energy transition. Demand for coal continues to decline as utilities switch to natural gas-fired generation and renewable energy resources, while regulation of fossil fuel pollutants has become more stringent due to concerns about public health and…