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Institute for Rural Education and Development

Research Leadership

We share our research and gather insights from networks of researchers, in-classroom teachers and school administrators to ensure a collaborative, iterative and real-world approach to applying our findings in rural schools.

Featured Research Leadership

We apply our research to make real-world impact for rural schools, students and teachers by leading collaborative knowledge sharing and model building programs for education and development researchers and practitioners across the country. 

IMMERSE Research Collaboration

An intensive summer training institute and year-long mentoring program that recruits education researchers from across the country to knowledge share together, including those from underrepresented groups and minority-serving institutions in rural areas

Strategic Partner

Institute of Education Sciences

AWAKE Health Sciences Virtual Reality (HSVR)

A training program that brings school counselors and career development facilitators together with teachers to have them work collaboratively so that career development expertise and advanced virtual reality technologies to provide STEM career exposure to rural students can be infused into teacher’s classroom lessons 

Strategic Partner

University of South Carolina - College of Education


Future Research Leadership Planning

We are constantly making plans for future applications of our research and looking for strategic partners to make these real-world uses of our findings a reality.


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Want to discuss how research leadership efforts can impact your organization, school or institution using this research?

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Institute for Rural Education and Development

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