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Schools becoming the 'last frontier' for hungry kids
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/04/05/public-school-dinners-pantries/70389176/

The Future of Education According to Generation Z
http://time.com/3764545/future-of-education/

India’s schools now have an equal ratio of girls and boys, and that’s a big deal
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/04/09/indias-schools-now-have-an-equal-ratio-of-girls-and-boys/

Why we should teach third graders about compound interest
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2015/04/09/why-we-should-teach-third-graders-about-compound-interest/

U.S. Department of Education Pushes For Access To High-Quality Preschool Programs
http://www.ischoolguide.com/articles/10383/20150408/department-education-preschool-programs.htm

4 key challenges and priorities of K-12 IT leaders
http://www.educationdive.com/news/4-key-challenges-and-priorities-of-k-12-it-leaders/377877/

Study: Most K-12 schools lack engineering-centered education
http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2015/Q2/study-most-k-12-schools-lack-engineering-centered-education.html

Why Colleges Should Care About the Common Core
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/04/15/why-colleges-should-care-about-the-common.html

U.S. Department of Education Combines Gaming With Educational Opportunity
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/us-department-education-combines-gaming-educational-opportunity-557575696

Iowa science panel recommends standards without tweaks to climate change, evolution
http://thegazette.com/iowa-science-panel-recommends-standards-without-tweaks-to-climate-change-evolution-20150414

Gehlen honored for BIRDS program
http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/2185365.html

4 tools and resources to help autistic students navigate K-12
http://www.educationdive.com/news/4-tools-and-resources-to-help-autistic-students-navigate-k-12/387348/

Survey Shows Schools Should Push ‘Soft Skills’ Needed for Workforce
http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/survey-shows-schools-should-push-soft-skills-needed-for-workforce/

Top Principals Expand Reach to Multiple Schools
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/04/22/top-principals-expand-reach-to-multiple-schools.html

Relationships, cultural relevance contribute to students' success
http://azednews.com/2015/04/22/relationships-cultural-relevance-contribute-to-closing-achievement-gaps/?utm_source=AZEdNews+E-Weekly&utm_campaign=073160f188-April_22_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3765eecffa-073160f188-98097289

Branstad, Reynolds see teacher leadership program progress in Rock Valley, IA
http://www.ktiv.com/story/28874825/2015/04/22/iowa-gov-branstad-lt-gov-reynolds-stop-in-rock-valley-ia-for-teacher-leadership-program-update

Power to the Teachers: Teachers are key to implementing the Common Core standards
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/knowledge-bank/2015/04/29/why-teachers-are-key-to-implementing-common-core-standards