National Rural Education Association
The Voice of Rural Schools and Communities

The Rural Educator

The Rural Educator is the official journal of the National Rural Education Association. Devon Brenner, Anastasia Elder, and Dana Franz are the current co-editors.

The Rural Educator is a peer-reviewed journal published three times per year. The journal is particularly interested in receiving manuscripts related to the impact of federal and state reform policies on rural schools, funding, and finance issues related to rural schools and issues related to specific rural populations. We invite two types of articles: regular articles and promising practices. You can view our guidelines for submission at the side of this page.

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Mississippi State University Libraries proudly hosts the journal.

Our Past Issues

All past issues of The Rural Educator are available for review.