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Pre-K Program Helps Low-Income Kids Succeed in School
https://consumer.healthday.com/kids-health-information-23/education-news-745/pre-k-program-helps-poor-minority-kids-succeed-in-school-715358.html

Getting everyone on the same (math) page
https://iowacore.gov/blog/getting-everyone-same-math-page

Boston Public Schools to Transform Classrooms into STEM Learning Labs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martin-j-walsh/boston-public-schools-to_b_12333342.html

Computer Science (Not Just Coding) Needs a Bigger Role in STEM Education
http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2016/10/computer-science-not-just-coding-needs-bigger-role-stem-education

Hands-on high school classes prep students for careers
http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/regional/hands-on-high-school-classes-prep-students-for-careers/article_0d11a0b2-8b39-11e6-8bd6-4bf772f84c4d.html

Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing?
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/10/why_dont_the_common-core_standards_include_cursive_writing.html?_ga=1.11914420.1688706788.1450276187

Iowa's test score drop has officials asking 'Why?'
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2016/10/12/iowas-test-score-drop-has-officials-asking-why/91569042/

Unraveling how autism differs in boys and girls
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/autism-different-in-boys-girls/

How The Barber, And Other Caring Adults, Help Kids Succeed
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/10/25/498440643/how-the-barber-and-other-caring-adults-help-kids-succeed

Iowa AEA Online: A great resource for Iowa’s students and families
http://globegazette.com/forestcitysummit/iowa-aea-online-a-great-resource-for-iowa-s-students/article_96c841b2-1449-5978-b052-4e367dcdfbe2.html

Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
https://consumer.healthday.com/cognitive-health-information-26/autism-news-51/parent-led-autism-therapy-shows-lasting-benefits-716206.html

Nebraska, Iowa science scores in top third of nation
http://www.omaha.com/townnews/education/nebraska-iowa-science-scores-in-top-third-of-nation/article_cf6d6f42-f5fe-504b-8878-0122af224c3f.html

Science scores up among middle school students, 12th grade results flatline
http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/27/technology/science-literacy-assessment-results/index.html

Gender gap in math starts in kindergarten, study says
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/gender-gap-math-starts-kindergarten-study-says/