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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Current Issue: Volume 45, Number 2 (2024)

Research Articles


Culturally Conflicted: Women in Rural Appalachian School Leadership
Jana Stone, Carinna Ferguson, and Rawn Boulden


Strategies to Recruit and Retain the Rural School Mental Health Workforce
Elaine S. Belansky, Liliana Diaz Solodukhin, Anna Edelman, Savannah Hobbs, Cynthia Hazel, and Nicholas Cutforth

Promising Practice Article

Policy Brief