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

September 2014 Rural Ed Center News & Notes

REC Resources

Presentation to House Ed Committee, January 2015

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

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

Job Openings

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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

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