The Journal of Research in Rural Education is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal publishing original pieces of scholarly research of demonstrable relevance to educational issues within rural settings.
The Rural School and Community Trust is a national nonprofit organization addressing the crucial relationship between good schools and thriving communities.Working in some of the poorest, most challenging places, the Rural Trust involves young people in learning linked to their communities, improves the quality of teaching and school leadership, and advocates in a variety of ways for appropriate state educational policies, including the key issue of equitable and adequate funding for rural schools.
Why Rural Matters 2018-19 is the ninth in a series of reports analyzing the contexts and conditions of rural education in each of the 50 states and calling attention to the need for policymakers to address rural education issues in their respective states.
Through a partnership between NREA, Rural Schools Collaborative, and TNTP, the Survey of Rural Schools and Communities gathered input from rural teachers and community members from across the country to help us gain a sense of assets and opportunities that rest within individuals states and regions. When it comes to recruiting teachers to rural schools, we know that an understanding of individual places matters deeply.
The Idaho State Department of Education is committed to providing equal access to high quality education everywhere in Idaho. About three quarters of districts in Idaho are considered rural as defined in Idaho statute. These districts, and the schools within them, are regularly challenged to find and retain effective teachers to meet the needs of all of their students, transport students quickly and safely to and from school, and respond to unexpected personnel or technology needs in order to deliver uninterrupted instruction.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Rural Education Resource Center highlights opportunities, events, news, and other information relevant to rural schools and communities, as well as federal programs designed to help rural districts.