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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/03/506585375/5-education-stories-to-watch-in-2017?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Worried About Screen Time? Don't Let Kids Go It Alone
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/04/505468990/worried-about-screen-time-don-t-let-kids-go-it-alone

In praise of paras
https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2017/01/04/praise-paras

9 Questions For The Nation's Top School Counselor
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/9-questions-nations-top-school-counselor#stream/0

Iowa teacher's weighted blankets help students with special needs
http://www.kwwl.com/story/34198980/iowa-teachers-weighted-blankets-help-students-with-special-needs

'Schools Can Save Lives': An Exit Interview With The U.S. Education Secretary
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/schools-can-save-lives-exit-interview-us-education-secretary#stream/0

Des Moines teacher brings world to Iowa classrooms
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2017/01/06/des-moines-teacher-brings-world-iowa-classrooms/95099842/

Mentors keep teachers in class
http://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/mentors-keep-teachers-in-class

Instagram for High School Teachers 101
http://www.usnews.com/high-schools/blogs/high-school-notes/articles/2017-01-09/3-facts-for-high-school-teachers-about-connecting-sharing-ideas-on-instagram?src=usn_tw

Norwalk schools sign on to campaign to spread good news
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/indianola/2017/01/09/norwalk-schools-sign-campaign-spread-good-news/96368784/

Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
https://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-news-50/exercise-an-antidote-for-behavioral-issues-in-students-718458.html

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies
http://nypost.com/2016/08/27/its-digital-heroin-how-screens-turn-kids-into-psychotic-junkies/

Supreme Court Considers How Schools Support Students With Disabilities
http://www.npr.org/2017/01/11/509179589/supreme-court-considers-how-schools-support-students-with-disabilities

AEAs play daily ‘behind-the-scenes’ role in a child’s education
http://www.timesrepublican.com/opinion/columnists/2017/01/aeas-play-daily-behind-the-scenes-role-in-a-childs-education/

Rural Iowa schools start to see effects of teacher shortage
http://www.nonpareilonline.com/news/local/rural-iowa-schools-start-to-see-effects-of-teacher-shortage/article_10c1528d-394d-5f00-abbc-c69e53486fc6.html

Maybe Teaching Special Ed Doesn't Have To Be So Hard
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/maybe-teaching-special-ed-doesnt-have-be-so-hard#stream/0

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/5-big-ideas-education-dont-work#stream/0

Knocking down barriers to success: Students on IEPs
https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2017/01/24/knocking-down-barriers-success-students-ieps

Teaching Reading to Struggling Older Students
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teaching-reading-struggling-older-students#stream/0