The only advocate exclusively for Greater Minnesota schools.

Under the leadership of school board members, administrators, teachers, and community members, MREA focuses on advancing the education, growth, and development of learners in rural areas to bring about our best possible future.

Latest News

MREA changed the education and legislative landscapes when it formed to bring a unified voice for rural education.


2019-20 Key Issues

Get the latest news on the issues affecting Greater Minnesota schools and efforts to bring about positive change in the lives of students. Together, we can make a difference.

Funding Student Needs

Featured Posts
November 13, 2020

Legislative Update for E-12 Schools

November 4, 2020

Minnesota School Referendums Lack Needed Support

All Funding Student Needs

Early Learning

Featured Posts
February 14, 2020

Legislature Picks Up Pace, Sets Policy Agenda Early

January 3, 2020

Congress Approves $1.4 Billion Education Funding Increase

All Early Learning

Facility Fallout

Featured Posts
October 19, 2020

48 Minnesota School Districts Have Referendums on Nov. 3 Ballot

July 20, 2020

Special Session Continues: School Levy Equalization

All Facility Fallout

Quality Teachers

Featured Posts
November 14, 2020

Phy Ed Teacher’s Unified Program Creates Ripple Effect

September 21, 2020

2020 Minnesota Educators of Excellence Announced

All Quality Teachers

Career & College Readiness

Featured Posts
August 12, 2020

MREA Schools Gain Key OnToCollege Resources

February 23, 2020

New State Science Requirements Proposed

All Career & College Readiness

Student Opportunity Gaps

Featured Posts
November 6, 2020

MDE Provides Updated COVID-19 Guidance to Schools

November 6, 2020

MDE Encourages Saliva Testing for Schools

All Student Opportunity Gaps

Thank you to MREA for your leadership during this Distance Learning period. Your communication was outstanding. When massive amounts of information were flooding my email box, the MREA communication was clear and very appreciated!

Rachel UdstuenSuperintendent, Spring Grove Schools

I love your information. I can glance at it on my mobile and read just the little bit to be informed. That’s all the time I have for. If it were longer, I wouldn’t read it.

Lori DudleyBoard Member, Worthington Schools

There is a wealth of information which comes out of MREA, and I appreciate having an idea as to what is going on outside of the Twin Cities. I appreciate what MREA does, and the communication has been top-notch.

Bob TangenSpanish Teacher, Perham-Dent Schools

If someone would have told me a couple of months ago that we would see so many of the bills affecting rural schools pass through all these hurdles, I would have been shocked. Your advocacy has made this happen and I appreciate your efforts.

Bryan ThygesonSuperintendent, Dilworth-Glyndon- Felton School District

MREA does a remarkable job and is without a doubt my best source for legislative information and state educational information.

Dale HogieSuperintendent, West Central Area Schools