Lost Schools DVD
A special documentary on school consolidation in Iowa and its impact on families, communities and the state’s education system.
This documentary, produced by The Des Moines Register and presented by Iowa Public Television, follows two Iowa districts and their communities for one school year as they wrestle with the monumental consequences of these changes. The footage captures the final classroom moments of one district and unveils the often emotional reality that looms over much of rural America.
The film also offers insight into efforts to preserve the remaining pieces of the nation’s once numerically majestic educational system and the rural way of life that has been Iowa’s cultural bedrock.
For more information about the Lost Schools project visit DesMoinesRegister.com/LostSchools.