State legislator gives verbal support to shool board's concerns - Clinton Herald - November 25, 2020
Pandemic intensifies challenges for rural students and teachers - Illinois Farmer Today - November 24, 2020
How a once noncontroversial new law became the center of Iowa's polarizing return-to-school plans - Des Moines Register - August 11, 2020
State Senate Candidate Varley, Public Education Stakeholders, Meet Virtually Thursday - Raccoon Valley Radio - August 7, 2020
Reynolds accuses virtual 'Return to Learn' plans of 'defying the law' - KCCI - August 5, 2020
Iowa lawmakers still undecided on school funding - Radio Iowa - February 24, 2020
K-12 Funding Running Late in Iowa Legislature - Iowa Public Radio - February 20, 2020
K-12 Funding in Iowa Leg Still Undecided - KWIT Siouxland - February 20, 2020
Parental Notification Bill for LGBT School Curricula Advances in Iowa House - Caffeinated Thoughts - February 11, 2020
Iowa legislature debates bills about funding, resource officers, "room clears" - Clinton Herald - February 11, 2020
The Debate over K-12 Education Funding at the Statehouse - Iowa Public Radio's River to River - February 10, 2020
Iowa lawmakers seek ways to address school violence - The Gazette - February 5, 2020
Iowa lawmakers stick with their K-12 funding plans - The Globe Gazette - January 30, 2020
Now with millions more for busing, rural Iowa schools focusing on classrooms - The Gazette - November 22, 2019
Transportation Funding Boost Helping Rural Schools - Sioux City Journal - November 16, 2019
Rural School Advocates Set 2020 Legislative Agenda - Mitchell County Press News and Globe Gazette - October 29, 2019
Rural School Advocates Set 2020 Legislative Agenda - Audubon County Advocate Journal - October 25, 2019
Finkenauer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Keep Teachers in the Classroom - September 18, 2019
Roundtable on rural broadband expansion led by Iowa congresswoman, FCC commissioner - Southernminn.com - August 5, 2019
For rural Iowans, broadband internet 'a necessity for modern life,' FCC commissioner says - The Gazette - August 5, 2019
School Districts Need Reliable Funding for Transportation – The Gazette – April 14, 2019
Why Rural Schools Matter, Rural Teacher Testimonials - Rural School Collaborative - March 2019
Deyoe votes to extend school infrastructure tax - Nebraska City News & Press - March 19, 2019.
Weekly District Update - Oskaloosa Harold - February 18, 2019.
Bill clears committee on sales tax money for area schools - KIOW - February 15, 2019.
Bill moving through legislative would extend sales tax to Iowa Schools - KIWA Radio - February 15, 2019.
Proposed Changes to Education Funding Fall Short of Bipartisan Support – Iowa Public Radio - February 11, 2019. Margaret Buckton on IPR River to River radio show.
Bill would extend sales tax to Iowa Schools - Radio Iowa - February 14, 2019
K-12 funding boost likely to clear first hurdle - The Gazette - February 9, 2019
Iowa legislature soon to vote on three education funding bills - Radio Iowa - February 6, 2019
Senate Panel Advances Republican Plan For K-12 Funding Increase - Iowa Public Radio - RSAI Professional Advocate, Margaret Buckton, in the news, February 6, 2019
Extending Sales Tax for Iowa schools gathers speed - The Courier, RSAI Professional Advocate, Margaret Buckton, in the news
Time is running out to extend Iowa sales tax for schools - The Gazette
Iowa Bill Reduces Rural District Bus Costs - School Transportation News
Is School Funding Fair? A Roundtable Debate - EdWeek Article
IPR's Sarah Boden reports on juggling school transportation, education funding - Interview on SoundCloud
Journal Express article - RSAI noted in the Journal Express regarding opposition to HF 566, change of school board elections to November.
Education Week Article, January 19, 2017 - Read about how education is failing rural Iowa in this commentary piece from Education Week
Budget Costs Soar for Rural Schools - Click here to read an article on the Iowa Public Radio website regarding Iowa rural school funding.
I-35 Students Advocate for 4% with #FOURtunatefutures and #pupilsnotpolitics - Click here to read an excerpt from the student published Roadrunner Report. Share your district's success stories with your local Representative and use the hashtags #FOURtunatefutures and #pupilsnotpolitics.
Great video from Iowa An A Rural Teacher campaign - April 29, 2020
U.S. Dept of Education Backtracks, Restores Previous Cuts to Rural School Funding - Education Week - March 5, 2020
How a program can help students re-enter school after a mental health crisis - The Hechinger Report - February 9, 2020
How can Iowa continually turn their heads from helping small public schools... - Corydon Times - February 3, 2020
Talks about School Based Tele-Health Services for Rural Students' Mental Health Needs - Raccoon Valley Radio
Nurse Practitioner Sees Success with Mental Health Program in Greene County - December 6, 2019
Let's Talk Greene County Mental Health - Part 1 - December 17, 2019
Let's Talk Greene County Mental Health - Part 2 - December 17, 2019
Osage, Riceville superintendent receives national award for computer science - December 5, 2019 (featuring RSAI Legislative Group Leader, Barb Schwamman) Related Documents: Osage Computer Science Pathway 1 and Osage Computer Science Pathway 2
School district in rural Colorado invites college students to classrooms, hoping they'll return as teachers - CBS News - November 19, 2019
USDA Invests $7.2 Million in Rural Broadband for Iowa and South Dakota Families - USDA - November 15, 2019
USDA Invests $41.6 Million in Rural Broadband for Missouri and Southern Iowa Families - USDA - November 15, 2019
Nearly One in Five U.S. Students Attend Rural Schools, Here's What You Should Know About Them - Education Week - November 7, 2109
Something Special Is Happening in Rural American - New York Times - September 17, 2019
The Latest Threat to School Sports - A Bus Driver Shortage - Forbes - September 25, 2019
Perennial Challenge in Rural Alaska: Getting and Keeping Teachers - EdWeek.org - September 10, 2019