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The Rural Education Center

The Rural Education Center (REC) focuses its efforts upon the improvement of the education of the children and youth of the rural and small schools of Kansas and the regional area served by Kansas State University.

We serve as an advocate for rural schools and provide resources for the betterment of schools across the state.

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STEM and Career Education

One of the primary goals of the Rural Education Center is to provide STEM Career Exploration and Education to rural schools. Currently, we are working on Project LEAPES, which stands for Learning, Exploration, and Application for Prospective Engineering Students. We hope to promote our resources, and any other STEM resources that can benefit Kansas schools.

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