WSU College of Education Rural Education Center

Our mission

The Rural Education Center is a statewide cooperative of small and rural districts, several educational service districts, and other key educational organizations committed to achieving the highest quality of learning on behalf of children in our public schools. Our goals are to:

  • Evaluate and redesign as needed the Rural Education Center (REC) to achieve its mission, philosophy and vision
  • Increase REC's voice at policy development groups
  • Increase information exchange between REC member schools
  • Expand the REC leadership network
  • Increase partnerships and strengthen existing partnerships to expand REC resources

News and updates

REC Members,

The Rural Education Center will hold a member meeting at the WASA/OSPI/AWSP/WSASCD Washington Educators' Conference in Seattle.  Here are some quick details about the meeting:

  • Date:  Tuesday, October 28
  • Time:  6:45am - 7:45am
  • Location:  DoubleTree Hotel at Seatac- Evergreen 1 meeting room

All REC members are invited to attend this meeting.  We hope to see you in Seattle!

REC Resources

REC Report to WSSDA's Task Force on Small Schools Issues

Rural Alliance Presentation by Jim Kowalkowski (9/29/13)

Current News & Notes Update (September 2014)

Consolidation Information

WSSDA Regional Meeting Consolidation PowerPoint by Jim Kowalkowski (3/23/10)

Updated WSSDA Consolidation PowerPoint by Jim Kowalkowski (10/28)

Research on Consolidation by Bill Keim

REC Research Briefs

What Works in WA State Research Brief on Graduation Rates