The Rural Educator logoThe Rural Educator is the official journal of the NREA. We publish this peer-reviewed journal four times per year.


  • Provide a greater understanding of the strengths and needs of rural education.
  • Provide rural educators with resources that support their work.

Types of Articles

  • Research Articles—Reports of empirical research that address problems of practice in rural education
  • Promising Practice Articles—In-depth descriptions of educational practices that have shown promise to support teaching and learning in rural education
  • Reviews of Research
    • Synthesize and summarize existing research related to the NREA Research Agenda
    • Summarize, synthesize, and identify gaps in the research as they relate to rural education contexts
  • Policy Briefs—updates on national and state policy of importance to rural educators written by the editors and/or invited guest columnists

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