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: Special Issue on Rural Multilingual Education

Announcing a special issue: Rural Multilingual Students: Illuminating Diversity of Inter/national Voices to be published Fall 2024. Edited by Dr. Maria R. Coady and Dr. Diego Roman. Click here to read the call for abstracts.

Current Issue: Volume 44, Number 1 (2022)

Research Articles


The Experiences of Rural School Attorneys: Implications for School Leaders
Daniel A. DeCino, Phillip L. Waalkes, and Connor Donohoe


Exploring Collaborative Professionalism as a Means of Virtually Supporting Rural Teachers
Martha Inouye, Ana K. Houseal, Clare Gunshenan, Angus McReynolds, and Mark Perkins

Reviews of Research


Rural Superintendent Turnover in Challenging Times: A review of the literature
Sarah J. Zuckerman, Michael Teahon, Jeanne L. Surface, Ann T. Mausbach Dr., and Kevin M. Riley

Policy Briefs

A recently shoveled walk leads to the front door of Turner Public School at the end of the school day. The Turner District serves 53 students in a remote area of north central Montana 12 miles south of the US-Canada border. Photo Credit: Mrs. Diana Maloney, 1st/2nd grade teacher & lifelong Turner resident