To conduct rigorous, sophisticated, and interdisciplinary research that is responsive to needs identified by rural schools and communities; promote implementation of evidence-based practices in rural school settings; and facilitate engagement among researchers, practitioners, families, and youth to maximize educational outcomes and general well-being.
News & Events
Resources for Educators and Parents - April 2, 2020 - to access during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Why More Wisconsin Schools Are Enrolling Fewer Students January 23, 2020 - Aging communities, fewer births are shaping the future of districts around the state.
- What’s Right With Rural? Teacher Speakout! keeps conversation going between rural Wisconsin teachers and education researchers December 5, 2019 - We hear a lot about the challenges of rural education: declining enrollment, limited resources and funding, difficulty recruiting teachers and keeping them. And at UW‒Madison’s Rural Education Research & Implementation Center (RERIC), much good work is being done to improve educational outcomes in the state’s distant, sometimes forgotten classrooms.
- Zablotsky B, Black LI. (2020) Prevalence of children aged 3–17 years with developmental disabilities, by Urbanicity: United States, 2015–2018 (PDF). National Health Statistics Reports; no 139. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics.
- Blackstock, J., Chae, K. B., Mauk, G. W., & McDonald, A. (2018). Getting Rural Children through the Door: Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Care for School-Aged Children in Rural Areas. The Rural Educator, 39(1). https://doi.org/10.35608/ruraled.v39i1.212