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.

CoSN July Updates

Data Privacy SurveyAssuring that school districts are equipped to deal with the multiple, ever-changing, challenges involved in protecting data privacy, while also following legal requirements and community expectations is a high priority for CoSN. In order to...

Grant Writing Toolkit for EPA Community Change Grants

The Center for Green Schools, The Collaborative for High Performance Schools, The Association of School Business Officials, and the National Rural Education Association are working together to create grant writing tools and provide direct coaching for school...

CoSN June Updates

The CoSN Resource LibraryIn its role as the premier association designed to meet the ongoing digital transformation needs of K-12 district leaders, including superintendents, chief technology officers, school leaders and their teams, CoSN is pleased to offer easy...


state affiliates

9.7 million

students enrolled
in rural schools




in 50 states
and 5 countries