Rural School Issues In The News...

Finkenauer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Keep Teachers in the Classroom - September 18, 2019

Roundtable on rural broadband expansion led by Iowa congresswoman, FCC commissioner - - 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

Report: Rural poverty in America is "an emergency" - NPR

Time is running out to extend Iowa sales tax for schools - The Gazette

Iowa Bill Reduces Rural District Bus Costs - School Transportation News

Margaret Buckton Interviewed with School Leaders on School Safety, Vouchers and More - IPR

Taken for a Ride: Investigating school transportation costs - KWWL

For richer and for poorer: a look at funding in two Iowa schools - The Gazette

Case Study: Davenport's legal challenge against "inequity in funding" - The Gazette 

Is School Funding Fair? A Roundtable Debate - EdWeek Article

IPR's Sarah Boden reports on juggling school transportation, education funding - Interview on SoundCloud 

Transportation Cost Disparity Takes Funds from Education in Some Iowa School Districts - IowaWatch.Org

Journal Express article - RSAI noted in the Journal Express regarding opposition to HF 566, change of school board elections to November. 

School Choice and Rural Education

Parents for Great Iowa Schools Press Release

Education Week Article, January 19, 2017 Read about how education is failing rural Iowa in this commentary piece from Education Week

FOX TV News Story, May 2016- Click here to read about the future of rural schools in Iowa given funding concerns. 

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. 

RSAI In The News...