Academic journal article Rural Educator

Rural Education Research: A Call to Action

Academic journal article Rural Educator

Rural Education Research: A Call to Action

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The National Rural Education Association (NREA) is the leading voice and advocate for public education in rural America. Rapid change in the public education landscape and in rural communities require new ways of addressing persistent challenges and new opportunities. Consequently, NREA seeks to promote the advancement of research evidence to inform policies and best practices.

Our new five-year research agenda, developed by the NREA Research Committee, offers 10 topical areas to guide those interested in addressing critical issues in rural education. The topical areas are

1 Access to counseling/mental health/chemical dependence services

2 Building capacity to meet the needs of diverse and special populations

3 Closing student achievement gaps in rural schools

4 College and career readiness/preparation for postsecondary experiences

5 Data-driven decision-making to improve student educational attainment

6 Effects of poverty on rural education

7 Rural school and community/family relations

8 Teacher/leader preparation for rural schools

9 Teacher/leader recruitment and retention

10 Technology integration to meet needs of rural schools

Join us in applauding those who seek to conduct research that can enhance public education in rural America. …

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