Harvard report questions value of 'College for All'
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/02/02/20career.h30.html?tkn=RYQFKsy%2F8pbGw48H2PxeUiBPNi%2F%2FOLhBusLU&cmp=clp-edweek

Students with disabilities suspended disproportionately in NYC report says
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2011/02/over_the_past_10_years.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

It may be a Sputnik moment, but science fairs are lagging
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/us/05science.html?_r=2&ref=education

Study finds social-skills teaching boosts academics
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/02/04/20sel.h30.html?tkn=RYYFlymLCDF5qvbh1w4xWs9bJl2e9eSjBl3Z&cmp=clp-edweek

Why kids bully: Because they're popular
http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/3qedEu/healthland.time.com/2011/02/08/do-popular-kids-bully-more/

Autism on my mind
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2011/02/autism_on_my_mind.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Fellowship program works to beef up math teaching
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/02/09/20math_ep.h30.html?tkn=TMLF2UOZAyEo61Q80D7kORL6iO848xc7c0h%2B&cmp=clp-edweek

Classroom-tested tech tools used to boost literacy
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2011/02/09/02literacy.h04.html

District takes steps toward matching IA core curriculum
http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/535573/District-takes-steps-toward-matching-IA-core-curriculum.html?nav=5005

Early childhood education program yields high economic returns
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/02/early-childhood-education-program.html

Iowa students taking AP courses is on the rise, but only half national average
http://www.radioiowa.com/2011/02/10/iowa-students-taking-ap-courses-is-half-national-average/

Ankeny teachers praise time they have to team on classwork
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011102110309

eSN Special Report: Blended learning on the rise
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/10/27/esn-special-reportblended-learning-on-the-rise/?p=48527/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=keywordlink12

Report: Blended learning could hit or miss
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/02/10/report-blended-learning-could-hit-or-miss/

The myth of declining U.S. schools: They've long been mediocre
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/class-struggle/2011/02/myth_of_declining_us_schools.html

U.S. teachers find 'teachable moment' in Egyptian protests
http://www.edweek.org/archive/ew/articles/2011/02/11/21egypt.h30.html?cmp=clp-edweek

Science modelling in pre-calculus: how to make mathematics problems contextually meaningful
http://ht.ly/3URbO

Schools often react poorly to student suicides, experts say
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/02/schools-often-react-poorly-to-student.html

Facebook keeps class in when school is out at Kentucky school
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2011/02/11/mct_kyfacebookclass.html

Recognizing the warning signs for teen bullying, suicide
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/02/14/recognizing-the-warning-signs-for-teen-bullying-suicide/

Study shows year-end test scores significantly improved in schools using web-based tutor
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/02/study-shows-year-end-test-scores.html

Website: Iowa losing “smart people”
http://www.iowafuture.org/2011/02/14/website-iowa-losing-smart-people/

Obama administration releases 'Educator Toolkit' for 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge
http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/obama-administration-releases-educator-toolkit-2011-national-financial-capabilit

Art center to launch program in area schools
http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_53f1a19d-54a4-5a01-b06f-3071f1c60554.html

Men of color tout value of education to Vallejo Middle School students
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_17421684

‘National Conversations’ connect English learner stakeholders in Dallas and Chicago
http://www.ed.gov/blog/2011/02/%E2%80%98national-conversations%E2%80%99-connect-english-learner-stakeholders-in-dallas-and-chicago/

Studies point to new way to identify ADHD
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2011/02/studies_point_to_new_way_to_id.html


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