As the official journal of the National Rural Education Association, The Rural Educator serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among the rural education community. The journal aims to provide a greater understanding of the strengths and needs of rural education and to provide rural educators with resources that support their work.

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Call for Abstracts: Joint Special Issue with JAIE focusing on on rural indigenous education

Announcing a joint special issues on indigenous perspectives in rural education, a collaboration with the Journal of American Indian Education. Click here to read the call for abstracts.

Current Issue: Volume 43, Number 4 (2022)

Research Articles


Action Civics in Rural Communities
Karon N. LeCompte Ph.D., Kevin Magill, Brooke Blevins, Kenley Ritter, Tori Smith, Nate Scholten, and Michelle Bauml

Promising Practice Articles


Increasing Rural Teacher Preparedness Through a Teacher Residency
Robin Valente, Jaclyn Tejwani, Valentin Pedroza, and Selena Cartznes


Rural School District Leadership and Governance: Eating Your Veggies to Stay on the Balcony
Elizabeth Wargo, Ryan Cantrell, William P. McCaw, and Ivan Lorentzen

Policy Brief