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Fewer schools, more miles: Iowa kids at greater risk?
Jason Clayworth and Charles Litchfield, clitchfiel@dmreg.com - February 21, 2015 PILOT MOUND, Ia. –  On a frigid Tuesday morning last month en route to her high school, 17-year-old Aaliyah Scott's Ford Excursion skidded on ice, spun backward into a ditch an...

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Breaking law has consequences, state of Iowa warns Davenport
March 10, 2015 7:45 pm   •   By  Linda Cook Tate's gambit Despite deep divisions among Iowans over state education policy, we believe they all can agree: Iowa has frittered away its national reputatio…  Read more Davenport school board backs Tate Members of...

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Iowa Senate Democrats back preschool expansion, but outlook doubtful
Des Moines Register - February 2, 2015 William Petroski, bpetrosk@dmreg.com http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2015/02/02/iowa-preschool-education-senate/22761911/ A proposal to increase participation in Iowa's preschool programs for four-year-olds...

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Consolidation trend continues in rural districts
Mary Stegmeir, metroiowa@dmreg.com - June 8, 2014 Another round of Iowa school district consolidation is likely in the years ahead due to dwindling rural populations and the expiration of a state provision that allows districts with declining enrollment to ...

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Iowa schools may now offer early retirement to employees over age 65 June 25, 2014   By   O. Kay Henderson Iowa school boards now have the ability to offer early retirement incentives to a few more school employees. Under previous law, early retirement pack...

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Advocacy Matter: The Story of SF 220 - Signed by Governor on April 3, 2014
Advocacy
Matters:   The Story of SF 220 Early Retirement
Incentives Rural School
Advocates of Iowa (RSAI) began working on legislative priorities just after
deciding to organize as an association to represent quality education for
students in Iowa’s rural s...
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