The National Rural Education Association hosts an annual convention and publishes a magazine, Country Teacher; a journal, The Rural Educator; and a newsletter, Rural Education News. An individual membership, which includes all the publications, costs $35 a year. A subscription to Country Teacher alone costs $5 a year. For more information, contact: NREA Headquarters, 230 Education Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523; (303) 491-7022.
The U.S. Department of Education's STAR Schools Program provides inservice and instructional programs to isolated and underserved schools via satellite. The project also offers science kits. Grants are often available to offset program costs. To locate the nearest STAR School regional office, contact: STAR Schools Program, Technology Applications Group, U.S. Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 202085644; (202) 219-2200.