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3D printers inspire creativity at Ames schools
http://amestrib.com/news/3d-printers-inspire-creativity-ames-schools

Walking School Bus a positive example, Healthier Iowa Coalition says
http://kimt.com/2016/04/04/walking-school-bus-a-positive-example-healthier-iowa-coalition-says/

Ditch the computer, writing actually makes you smarter
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2016/04/05/82644820/

What Happens When The Online Bully Is A Child With Special Needs
http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/04/04/472422820/what-happens-when-the-online-bully-is-a-child-with-special-needs

Counselors play vital role in getting students career ready
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/abetteriowa/2016/04/07/counselors-play-vital-role-getting-students-career-ready/82431340/?mc_cid=6e34994cd6&mc_eid=6755b821e4

White House Targets Toys And Media To Attract More Girls To STEM Careers
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kimelsesser/2016/04/06/white-house-targets-toys-and-media-to-end-sex-segregation-in-career-choices/?mc_cid=6e34994cd6&mc_eid=6755b821e4#4370e19c10bf

Iowa leads the nation in providing college-level coursework to high school students
https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2016/04/07/iowa-leads-nation-providing-college-level-coursework-high-school-students

What Special Ed Teachers and Parents Need To Know About Social Media
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/04/07/473085222/what-special-ed-teachers-and-parents-need-to-know-about-social-media

Gifted, But Still Learning English: Overlooked, Underserved
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/04/11/467653193/gifted-but-still-learning-english-overlooked-underserved

Nearly 700 Students Compete at 59th Annual State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/article/nearly-700-students-compete-59th-annual-state-science-and-technology-fair-iowa

Developing a TLC program that (really) works
https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2016/04/12/developing-tlc-program-really-works

'I Am Here' - Silenced by Autism, Young Man Finds His Voice
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/silenced-autism-young-man-finds-voice-38643158

Why early STEM education will drive the U.S. economy
http://www.cio.com/article/3060459/education/why-early-stem-education-will-drive-the-u-s-economy.html

Schools try to fight hunger with backpack program
http://globegazette.com/schools-try-to-fight-hunger-with-backpack-program/article_51f5631e-3cdf-5e06-a080-6e47a9174421.html

Who’s teaching who? Iowa State, Nevada Middle School students learn math together http://amestrib.com/news/who-s-teaching-who-iowa-state-nevada-middle-school-students-learn-math-together

Career education making a comeback in US high schools
http://www.kwwl.com/story/31826141/career-education-making-a-comeback-in-us-high-schools