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August 20, 2012
Billie Shelton (shelton@netins.net) , The Daily Freeman Journal

Arvid Huisman's column last week about his memories of the earliest days of the Northeast Hamilton school district jogged some memories for me. That was an era of great change in public education in Iowa, when scores of small-town schools all over the state consolidated with neighboring small-town schools to form new districts. There was a great wave of that in the late 1950s and early '60s, when new requirements from the state department of education forced small schools to make difficult changes.

 
 
 

 

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