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iPads Provide Fun, Interactive, Speech Therapy for Students
http://www.cbs2iowa.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/kgan_vid_14466.shtml#.UTAMbZ7H8Mp.facebook

Character Education Seen as Student-Achievement Tool
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/27/22character.h32.html?tkn=ZWZF853ec7SCWVA879SMVIfci0dS1wvBpbe6&cmp=clp-edweek

Teachers Say They Are Unprepared for Common Core
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/27/22common_ep.h32.html?tkn=LXMFJS33WEvuHEe4WOmYYlUEoZE7ana3GZVE&cmp=clp-edweek

Virtual Courses Feature Gaming to Raise Interactivity
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2013/02/06/02games.h06.html?tkn=POYFtjC3S9Ck4mVIrA0b2eSm%2BVSGnrww1sEk&cmp=clp-edweek

Survey Suggests Hurdles for Math, Science Teaching
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/03/13/24math.h32.html?tkn=ZPNFCDmKDybaxZdWG8bIGKk927V68lYriELr&cmp=clp-edweek

Math, Reading Gaps By Gender Persist, Global Study Finds
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/03/math_achievement_gap_for_girls.html

Student Aid Can Be Awarded for 'Competencies,' Not Just Credit Hours, U.S. Says
http://chronicle.com/article/Student-Aid-Can-Be-Awarded-for/137991/

Care hard to find for special-needs kids
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013303170019

Musician raises autism awareness through music
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013303180019

In Common Core, Teachers See Interdisciplinary Opportunities
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2013/03/13/ccio_interdisciplinary_units.html?tkn=XYXF19geF8Qs%2B7qcgHO17eFcVjkpXDndrlUt&cmp=clp-edweek

Parental Involvement Seen as Key to ELL Achievement
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2013/03/parental_involvement_key_to_el.html