Advocates largely praise Walker’s rural schools plan

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to pump more money into rural schools as he begins to roll out key parts of the two-year state budget plan he'll unveil next week.
The rural schools initiative would amount to about $66.5 million in additional funding in the upcoming budget.
Walker laid out the initiative at three stops across the state Wednesday, pledging an increased broadband investment, more transportation aid to rural school districts and full funding of many Department of Public Instruction budget request items targeted to help rural schools.
That comes on top of the "significant investm...

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