WebSite Links
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General Education Links

National Center for Educational Statistics
Source for statistical data on rural schools.

The Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools
Source for information on Rural schools

The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
Information about school construction, maintenance, design, etc., and what other school districts are doing to solve their need for better school facilities.

The Education Commission of the States
An organization representing the states' interest in education.

Healthy Schools Network
Orginization spearheading a national effort to promote healthy schools legislation and secure funds for healthy school initiatives.


Education Associations

National Education Association
Contains information on the condition of the schools in each of the states.

National School Boards Association
The National School Boards Association is a not-for-profit Federation of state associations of school boards across the United States.

American Association of School Administrators
The mission of the American Association of School Administrators is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.

National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation of school districts from throughout the US, organized primarily to educate Congress on the importance of impact aid.

National Association of State Boards of Education
The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.

National Association of Elementary School Principals
The mission of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is to lead in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.

National Association of Secondary School Principals
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the preeminent organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders from across the United States and more than 45 countries around the world. The mission of NASSP is to promote excellence in school leadership.

National Middle School Association
National Middle School Association is committed to being the leading advocate for young adolescents and middle level education.


Rural Education Associations

National Rural Education Association
Comprehensive site for news about rural education.

Organizations Concerned about Rural Education
Coalition of organizations interested in education and economic development in rural areas.

Rural School and Community Trust
Organization focused on improving rural schools and communities.

The Rural Education Technology Alliance (RETA)
A list of Rural Education Resources. This site is currently under construction.

The Rural Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association
The Rural Education SIG promotes scholarly conversation about the lives of rural people, places and their schools through research and provides a forum for dissemination of this research.


Government and Other Legislative Websites

The Congressional Rural Caucus (CRC)
A bipartisan coalition of members of Congress who are committed to helping agricultural and rural America build stronger, more prosperous futures for current and future generations of Americans living on the family farms and ranches and in rural America.

The latest information regarding major legislative bills, action before Congress and committees.

School Facilities
A seven-volume report on the condition of the nation's schools issued by the U.S. General Accounting Office from 1995-1998.

National Education Association's Legislative Action Center
Learn more about the key legislative issues affecting public education and take action on behalf of America's children.

United States Department of Education
ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. Its original directive remains its mission today — to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.

Institute of Education Sciences
Established by the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, the Institute of Education Sciences is the research arm of the Department of Education. Its mission is to expand knowledge and provide information on the condition of education, practices that improve academic achievement, and the effectiveness of Federal and other education programs.



Journal of Research in Rural Education
A leading journal publishing research related to rural education.

The Rural Educator
Journal of the National Rural Education Association.


Other Research Organizations

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
Links to rural education resources.

Information about linking knowledge from research with wisdom from experience to solve school districts' educational problems.

The National Center for Rural Early Childhood Learning Initiatives
Original and applied research on the quality, accessibility, and replication of early educational intervention services for at-risk young children and families in rural America.

East Carolina University Rural Education Institute
The institute's goal is to become a national model for providing teaching, research and services that enhance educational opportunities for rural schools and communities of eastern North Carolina.


Grant Information

School Grants
Information regarding grant opportunities that can benefit K-12 schools, educators, and schools.

The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Information regarding grants from the Technology Opportunities Program.


Other Links

The National Rural Network
A group of non-governmental organizations that are rural stakeholders who can provide Capitol Hill, the Administration, and the public with information about the full breadth of the issues that compose the new rural reality in America.

Rural Policy Research Institute
The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.


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