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Student Academic Achievement in Rural vs. Non-Rural High Schools in Wisconsin

a dissertation by Rebecca Droessler Mersch



Rural Educator, The

The official journal of the NREA, The Rural Educator features articles written by leading rural educators from all levels of education.


Articles from the Winter 2010 issue


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The National Center of Research on Rural Education

University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Journal of Research in Rural Education

Center on Rural Education and Communities, Penn State College of Education

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.

Featured Articles (2010-2011) 

Featured Articles (2009-2010)


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National Research Center on Rural Education Support (NRCRES)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Funded by the Institute for Educational Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, NRCRES has conducted a focused program of research that addresses significant problems in rural education.

Research Programs



Rural School and Community Trust, The


Why Rural Matters

The biennial 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.


Rural Policy Matters

A monthly newsletter, Rural Policy Matters provides news of interest to citizens and community groups working on state-level policy issues affecting rural schools.



Other Research


A partnership of the Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries' Center For Rural Alabama, ALFA Foundation and the Economic Development Association of Alabama

The Future of Children. Excellence in the Classroom. Volume 17 Number 1 Spring 2007

A publication of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and the Brookings Institution

TEACH Review

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