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)
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
Theorizing Cultural (Mis)recognition in Rural School Staffing: Implementing a Social Justice Frame to Understand Challenges to Attract Rural Teachers
Reviews of Research
Rural Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities in the United States: A Narrative Review of Research
Katie Mae McCabe and Andrea L. Ruppar
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
Challenges of the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Program: A Conversation about the Poverty Indicators in Education Working Groups
Tara Thomas and Devon Brenner
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