Bringing speech recognition to reading instruction
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/29/13adams.h31.html?tkn=YVVFUrh6oYJ0mP%2B8qbOrVErMnbgV9P3nTz1U&cmp=clp-edweek

Student led conferences
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/LeaderTalk/2011/11/student_led_conferences.html

Middle schoolers getting prepped for college
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/11/29/13middle_ep.h31.html?tkn=TXPFWQsV9lN6VjwSKdsOW7C7166tACvcvrhA&cmp=clp-edweek

ISU professor uses smart phone app in place of textbook
http://www.radioiowa.com/2011/11/28/isu-proff-uses-smart-phone-app-in-place-of-textbook/

School uses play therapy to help kids from struggling families
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/a1/school-uses-play-therapy-to-help-kids-from-struggling-families/article_6730ed44-8878-5180-8a50-c93883967c80.html

Prioritize multi-lingualism in childhood education
http://www.dailyiowan.com/2011/11/30/Opinions/26145.html

Just press play - Microsoft and Rochester Institute of Technology
http://blogs.technet.com/b/next/archive/2011/11/29/just-press-play-microsoft-and-rochester-institute-of-technology.aspx

Young students find joy in math, literacy
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011311240025

Raising kids with special needs: It gets lonely, you know?
http://www.parents.com/blogs/to-the-max/2011/12/01/uncategorized/raising-kids-with-special-needs-it-gets-lonely-you-know/

To boost learning, start with emotional health
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/12/07/13lowe_ep.h31.html?tkn=LQOFg2%2FdtSWPmWVkidkToHolCORc74iO9T5v&cmp=clp-edweek

When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/when-an-adult-took-standardized-tests-forced-on-kids/2011/12/05/gIQApTDuUO_blog.html?fb_ref=NetworkNews

Why girls don't want careers in tech
http://www.fastcompany.com/1798137/why-dont-girls-want-careers-in-technology?partner=best_of_newsletter

More students with disabilities heading to college
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/12/14/14disabled_ep.h31.html?tkn=OYMFInB9poalqXzej3XQLdqjsNCBAFPUVqb0&cmp=clp-edweek&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EducationWeekWidgetFeed+%28Education+Week%3A+Free+Widget+Feed%29

How do we train teachers in formative assessment?
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2011/12/how_do_we_train_teachers_to_us.html

New website allows Waukee students, parents to report bullying
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/12/13/new-website-allows-waukee-students-parents-to-report-bullying/

Five myths about America’s schools
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-americas-schools/2011/05/09/AFunW27G_story.html

Using Twitter in high school classrooms
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2011/12/13/tln_ferriter_twitter.html?tkn=VNQFDAgWxG5CaUFqTI0jQKVy204uEYMOkE7v&cmp=clp-edweek

Iowa’s AEAs provide leadership and support in assistive technology for students
http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/545029/Iowa-s-AEAs-provide-leadership-and-support-in-assistive-technology-for-students.html?nav=5003

More districts sending teachers Into students' homes
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/12/14/14visit_ep.h31.html?tkn=OMSF9fx%2Bi513kBEDCFufmdvD7RJy5eSWVTpl&cmp=clp-edweek

Therapy dog works with autistic kids
http://qctimes.com/news/local/therapy-dog-works-with-autistic-kids/article_a17b3b5e-29c9-11e1-8f9b-001871e3ce6c.html

America needs more geeks: How to make science cool
http://ideas.time.com/2011/12/21/america-needs-more-geeks-how-to-make-science-cool/#ixzz1hCYcYG41