National Rural Education Association
The Voice of Rural Schools and Communities


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Culture Starts with You

A preview of the new book from author Bobby Moore, Ed.D.

Establishing a Culture of Literacy in Rural Schools

During the last twelve years I have spent six years as a rural principal and superintendent, and six years working for a not for profit or my own organization serving rural schools across the country. 

Vibrant Rurality and the Role of Education

I am struck by how often the expression “preserving the rural way of life” still remains a central point of contention when it comes to defining rurality and whether or not vibrant education, economic development, and workforce policies should be elements of that definition.

Reimagining Rural in Ohio: Graham’s Career Gears

A small, rural Ohio school district is turning community engagement norms on their head to pioneer a new vision of school transformation.

Sprouting Minds in West Alabama by Allie Ray Marques

How prevalent do you think homelessness is in America? According to the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, a chronically homeless individual is defined as a person who has a disability who has also been homeless for a period of twelve months within the past three years.

How Career Technical Education Can Help Close the Rural/Urban Education Gap

There’s one education gap that’s been getting a lot of talk lately: the rural/urban education gap. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the percentage of adults with two-year or four-year degrees is 14 percentage points lower in rural areas than urban areas.