The voice of all rural schools and communities across the United States.
In an increasingly confusing system, the National Rural Education Association helps rural educators navigate through the noise by finding and helping them use the resources needed to educate today’s students. Whether that’s a rundown on current legislation and how it affects rural communities or guidance on how to meet specific educational needs within your community, our national organization can help. We also help in the publication of your research because we believe in the value of shared knowledge. We are your advocates—your voice—in education.
Allison Nys, Manager of Statewide and Strategic Partnerships, Discovery Education and Member of the Executive Board of the National Rural Education Association
The National Rural Education Association is excited to welcome the following outstanding rural advocates to our Executive Committee. Rural Research Center Rep: Dr. Amy Price Azano Amy Price Azano is a professor of rural education and adolescent literacy in the...
New Research Shows Crises Facing Rural Students, Looks Critically at Distribution of Resources (Why Rural Matters)
Why Rural Matters 2023 Highlights Need for National Discourse on All Aspects of Rural Education, including Poverty, Inequities, and Students’ Mental, Emotional, and Physical Well-Being CHATTANOOGA, TN – The Why Rural Matters 2023 report examines the needs and...
Submitted by Amy Price AzanoDirector, Center for Rural Education This past October, two centers at Virginia Tech–the Center for Rural Education and the Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies–kicked off a mentoring program on Virginia Tech’s campus....
This article was originally published by the LEARN Network here. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately one in five public school students are enrolled in a school with a rural designation.1 Rural schools face unique...
in rural schools
in 50 states
and 5 countries