Fewer high school students taking computer science classes
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/20/AR2009122002477.html

Studying young minds and how to teach them
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/21/health/research/21brain.html?_r=2&ref=education

Urbandale teachers team up, and students are the winners
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009912220323

Culver tells state to enact 39 money-saving ideas
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20091217/NEWS10/912170339/-1/watchdog/Culver-tells-state-to-enact-39-money-saving-ideas

Online safety law seen as teaching barrier
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2009/12/what_does_cipa_really_say.html

New wave of school mergers may be coming
http://gazetteonline.com/local-news/education/2009/12/17/new-wave-of-school-mergers-may-be-coming

Study: Early autism intervention in toddlers is effective
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/conditions/11/30/autism.study/index.html

Schools adapt to needs of low-income students
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20091204/NEWS/912040366/-1/BUSINESS04/Schools-adapt-to-needs-of-low-income-students

Studies explore secrets of principals' success
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/12/09/14principals_ep.h29.html?tkn=WRNF6DL2TklrAA4VadVQ%2Fv2UOXGJ%2BAEYgEEO

Study eyes effect of extra learning time on scores
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/12/09/14time.h29.html?tkn=QUQFccbqmGI9GuNDjiwu%2BPMV08pspYW6cbaS

We know how to turn schools around
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/12/09/14odden.h29.html?tkn=OLYFXh8wnVgMAXidZMXFskMLoLxgRv%2BYTwKJ

Absences hurt performance of students with disabilities, report finds
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2009/12/absences_from_class_were_the.html

Putting a soft touch on instructional leadership
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/webwatch/2009/12/softening_up.html

Proposed law would regulate use of restraint
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2009/12/proposed_federal_law_would_reg.html

Plans set for national certification of principals
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/12/10/15principals_ep.h29.html?tkn=XM[F0IiIcLDT9aZY%2FM5kg4cCEJwnqG%2BdJb2t

Duncan stresses commitment to teachers
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2009/12/02/duncanvisit.html?tkn=[RZFkgKcEJP2zlvFYuUoRwObEyqWXCOOVz36