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.

Rural Success Stories from Texas

Bill Tarleton of the Texas Rural Education Association shared the following updates about the amazing things happening in rural communities! The TXREA is an NREA State Affiliate. CTE Opportunities in Chilton ISD (Video) - "Students can walk away with a diploma in...

Welcoming New 2023 NREA Board Members

The National Rural Education Association is excited to welcome the following outstanding rural advocates to our Executive Committee. Rural Research Center Rep: Dr. Amy Price Azano Amy Price Azano is a professor of rural education and adolescent literacy in the...


state affiliates

9.7 million

students enrolled
in rural schools




in 50 states
and 5 countries