" Countryside / Countrywide"
The Country School Association of America will hold its 2019 annual conference in Maryland -- just outside our Nation's Capital -- providing an opportunity to focus on rural country schools from a national perspective. It's easy to forget that these modest, decidedly local educational institutions, strewn all over the countryside, were nonetheless countrywide -- with many similarities but also important local, state and regional differences. We'll consider this local/national juxtaposition -- still relevant today -- at our June 2019 gathering. Details forthcoming.
Hear about a variety of preservation efforts undertaken by individuals, parks authorities, and even today's schools. One of the most important regional initiatives -- Rosenwald schools, public schools for African Americans through the South that reached as far north as Maryland -- will be the subject of our keynote address. Tour numerous restored schoolhouses ringing Washington, DC. And then sightsee the Nation's Capital on your own!