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Rural Iowa schools look to innovate as enrollment declines


December 2, 2018

ANDREW, Iowa (AP) — Tristan Sikkema starts his day at Andrew (Iowa) Elementary School.

As a physical education teacher, the Andrew native plays games with the students to get them physically active.

At about 10:30 a.m., Sikkema packs up and drives southeast down Iron Bridge Road — the road on which he grew up.

About 20 minutes later, he arrives at Easton Valley Junior/Senior High School in Preston.

There, he walks not into the gymnasium but the computer lab.

Sikkema is the school's computer science teacher.

Every day, Sikkema switches back and forth between these two teaching positions...

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