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
- 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.
- Rural Teachers & UW–Madison Education Researchers Share Perspectives on STEM Education in Wisconsin November 25, 2019 - Third annual Teacher Speakout! featured 19 rural STEM educators from 18 school districts.
- 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
- 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 Mhttcnetwork.org website: https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/mountain-plains-mhttc/promoting-positive-mental-health-rural-schools