Welcome to NREA

Welcome to the National Rural Education Association (NREA) website. The NREA is the voice of all rural schools and rural communities across the United States. In an increasingly confusing system, we are at your service to help rural educators find and use the resources you need to educate today’s students. Whether you need to know about the current legislation that affects rural communities, have completed important research that needs to be published, or are looking for help with the specific education needs you face within your community, our national organization can help. We are your advocates – your voice – in education.

The NREA (National Rural Education Association) was originally founded as the Department of Rural Education in 1907. It is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country.

Please visit our website often, and let us be your voice in education.


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Get the Most out of the NREA Website

Learn how to get the most out of the NREA website. NREA assistant Jaret Hodges has developed a series of video tutorials to assist you. We invite you to view the links below:


NREA Convention

Mark your calendar and plan to join us October 17-19, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas for the 106th Annual NREA Convention. We are looking for presenters, so please read our flyer for more information, visit our Convention page for updates, and register for the convention.


The Rural Educator

Be sure to take a look at the information in The Rural Educator. This is the official journal of the NREA. We have all of the past issues for you to view.