Welcome to NREA

The National Rural Education Association

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.

Join Us for the 2023 National Forum to Advance Rural Education

The National Forum to Advance Rural Education (NFARE) is one of the country’s leading rural education conferences. The event is designed to create an environment for collaboration and innovation with a diverse community that includes national experts, K–12 and...


state affiliates

9.7 million

students enrolled
in rural schools




in 50 states
and 5 countries