News & Events

  • WCER Experts Explain Critical Intersection between Education, Health October 14, 2019 - At WCER’s Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC), Craig Albers and his team are studying the self-identified needs of Wisconsin’s rural schools, including the problem of how best to address their students’ mental and behavioral health issues.
  • RERIC Partners With Rural Wisconsin May 21, 2019 - Last fall, the Wisconsin Center for Education Research launched the Rural Education Research & Implementation Center, or RERIC (rare-ik)—a first-of-its-kind center in Wisconsin dedicated to improving educational outcomes for rural students, families and schools through rigorous, partnership-based research.


Heitkamp, T., Nielsen, S., Schroeder, S. (2019). Promoting Positive Mental Health in Rural Schools. Retrieved from Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Network. Retrieved September 30, 2019, from website:

Mette, I., Biddle, C., Congdon, M., & Mercado, A. (2019). Parochialism or Pragmatic Resistance? The Role of Community-Engaged Leadership, Activist Scholarship, and Vulnerable Rural Ecologies within School Reform. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 29(2), 78–98.