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What It Means That The High School Diploma Is Now A Moving Target
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/01/464850639/what-it-means-that-the-high-school-diploma-is-now-a-moving-target

Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds
http://consumer.healthday.com/mental-health-information-25/depression-news-176/parent-s-depression-may-harm-child-s-grades-study-finds-707684.html

Making Science Teaching More Than 'A Backup Plan'
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/04/461942790/making-science-teaching-more-than-a-backup-plan

In an age of resegregation, these schools are trying to balance poor and wealthy kids
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2016/02/09/in-an-age-of-resegregation-these-schools-are-trying-to-balance-poor-and-wealthy-kids/

'An Average Guy' Excels At Teaching Students AP Calculus
http://www.npr.org/2016/02/09/466108287/just-an-average-guy-excels-at-teaching-students-ap-calculus

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/09/465557430/what-kids-need-from-grown-ups-but-arent-getting

Project brings STEM to elementary school-aged students in Iowa​
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/academics/article_bd49dc2e-c613-11e5-ad90-97755cac2910.html?mc_cid=e96125082c&mc_eid=6755b821e4

Should Computer Education Cover More Than Just Coding
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/15/465467155/should-computer-education-cover-more-than-just-coding

See Why These Students Are Learning Outdoors
http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/see-why-these-students-are-learning-outdoors-622927427825

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/16/465753501/standards-grades-and-tests-are-wildly-outdated-argues-end-of-average

Don't screen all children for autism yet, task force says
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/health/skip-screening-all-children-for-autism/index.html

Kindergarten Today: Less Play, More Academics
http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/kindergarten-less-play-more-academics.html

Teacher blogs about Iowa’s standards
https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2016/02/16/teacher-blogs-about-iowa-s-standards

Iowa pilot project will help struggling 3rd grade readers
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2016/02/15/iowa-pilot-project-help-struggling-3rd-grade-readers/80403508/

How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' Of Introverts
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/02/18/465999756/how-parents-and-teachers-can-nurture-the-quiet-power-of-introverts

VIDEO: What are the biggest challenges facing Iowa's education system?
http://businessrecord.com/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/VIDEO-What-are-the-biggest-challenges-facing-Iowa-s-education-system-/-3/248/72047

Principals Share Advice on Addressing Racial Bias in Schools
http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/principals-share-advice-on-addressing-racial-bias.html

Why African American students thrive at this school
https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2016/02/23/why-african-american-students-thrive-school

PBS planning a 24/7 channel for kids
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/22/media/pbs-kids-channel/index.html

Bill Gates: Young People Needed to Help Solve Energy Problem
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/bill-gates-young-people-needed-solve-energy-problem-37126110

Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?
http://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/attention-deficit-disorder-adhd-news-50/could-adults-expectations-drive-adhd-diagnoses-708321.html

Proposed rule to help minority students in special education
http://www.kwwl.com/story/31294252/proposed-rule-to-help-minority-students-in-special-education