The Tennessee Rural Education Association

Tennessee is proud of its rich history of strong, rural communities. Currently, 49% of school districts in Tennessee are located in rural communities. From agriculture to energy to entrepreneurs, the work of Tennessee’s rural communities impacts citizens throughout our state and nation.

Tennessee Rural Education Association (TNREA) is committed to helping strengthen and transform rural education in the state of Tennessee.  Successful rural schools play a vital role in the economic development of Tennessee's communities. Helping students access opportunities to prepare them for college and careers can attract jobs regionally and statewide. By doing this, rural schools can create a talent pipeline for current students to stay in their communities and be tomorrow's teachers and leaders. 

Bottom line: when rural students are successful, we all benefit.



TNREA is proud to support rural schools throughout the state of Tennessee. Learn more about our efforts to:


Provide resources and information for advancing rural education.

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Offer events and workshops that bring together rural educators on important topics.

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