Welcome to the second issue of AIJRE for 2019. The diverse papers from Australia and USA represent the collaborative endeavours of 18 researchers and practitioners interested in people living, teaching and learning in diverse rural, regional and remote (RRR) contexts around the globe. This growing interest in educational research in RRR locations and communities is significant for the progression and strength of research in the field. The editorial team would like to thank those authors who have contributed to this current issue and the growing number of researchers submitting papers for future issues. It celebrates and recognises the diversity of papers and research fields and highlights the great contribution they will make in providing further insight and knowledge about the productivity, potentialities and participation of RRR peoples and place. The six papers presented in this AIJRE 2019 Issue 2 are inextricably linked and connected through key concepts of engagement, empowerment and equity (3Es). These concepts act as touch points for this series of papers and promote agency for those living, teaching and learning in RRR contexts.