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.

Mentoring Program at Virginia Tech

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....


state affiliates

9.7 million

students enrolled
in rural schools




in 50 states
and 5 countries