National Rural Education Association NREA

The National Rural Education Association (NREA) is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Formerly known as the REA, the Association traces its origins back to 1907 when it was originally founded as the Department of Rural Education … (full text Homepage).

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About: The NREA (National Rural Education Association) was originally founded as the Department of Rural Education in 1907. It is the oldest established national organization of its kind in the United States. Through the years it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country. 

The NREA is a membership organization that operates as a tax-exempt, non-profit entity. It is directed by an elected Executive Committee consisting of national representatives of:

  • Rural School Administrators 
  • Rural School Teachers 
  • State Education Agencies 
  • Educational Service Agencies 
  • Higher Education 
  • Rural School District Boards 
  • At-Large Constituencies

In addition to the Executive Committee, the NREA has two Governing bodies: the Corporate Meeting and the Delegate Assembly, made up of two representatives (and two alternates) from each of the fifty states. Affiliate organizations also have one delegate to represent them at the Annual Delegate Assembly. This group meets annually at the NREA Annual Convention. The Delegate Assembly hears reports from standing committees and passes on resolutions, policy matters, and other policies of the Association..

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