Ed-Tech Notebook: Twitter Bullying Scanner Debuts
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2012/08/edtech_notebook_twitter_bullyi.html

Solving the Textbook-Common Core Conundrum
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/08/08/37jobrack_ep.h31.html?tkn=WWXFE%2FnyxPZoxhsyvG379cDRxs8rHYG3oEoH&cmp=clp-edweek

Researchers Embark on Long-Term Study of Brain Development
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/08/08/37brain_ep.h31.html?tkn=WONF8u7%2BfUmq3dxfMja5awqXk0xrOXxwiatP&cmp=clp-edweek

Goal: End bullying in Iowa schools
http://qctimes.com/news/local/goal-end-bullying-in-iowa-schools/article_a3c45b6e-e4e7-11e1-bd2d-001a4bcf887a.html

13 States Adopt 3rd Grade Reading Policies, But Details Vary
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2012/08/a_busy_year_for_states_third-grade_reading_policies.html

Study: Junk food laws may help curb kids' obesity
http://globegazette.com/news/national/study-junk-food-laws-may-help-curb-kids-obesity/article_1ad60d7b-9e11-5387-a396-084bd90dbc6b.html

Governor and Lt. Governor ask students to Skype them
http://www.radioiowa.com/2012/08/13/governor-and-lt-governor-asks-students-to-skype-them/

House Offers 'Fresh' Take on Produce Program for Poor Schools
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/08/house_offers_fresh_take_on.html

Branstad, Reynolds to hold 14 education town hall meetings
https://governor.iowa.gov/2012/08/branstad-reynolds-to-hold-14-education-town-hall-meetings/

Why teachers quit—and why we can’t fire our way to excellence
http://eyeoned.org/content/why-teachers-quit-and-why-we-cant-fire-our-way-to-excellence_356/#.UCwqU9jmY1A.twitter

Show and tell for teachers, inspired by reality TV
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/education/using-video-to-teach-washington-teachers.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&ref=education&adxnnlx=1345213013-hkGTWbFiB9No+k3Yzv936w

Help your preschooler love to learn
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-08-10/preschool/56950920/1

Area teachers collaborate with Iowa Core
http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/1883300.html

High school makes changes in wake of bullying, suicide
http://m.qctimes.com/news/local/high-school-makes-changes-in-wake-of-bullying-suicide/article_f90ec786-ea81-11e1-bfcb-001a4bcf887a.html

Special needs kids staying in traditional schools
http://globegazette.com/news/national/special-needs-kids-staying-in-traditional-schools/article_19f52475-7a99-5eb0-b796-1aab0241ccc4.html

Feds Spar on NAEP Testing of ELLs, Special Ed. Students
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/08/22/01naep.h32.html?tkn=QOYFKYRwad9r29d7gCF%2BCwo5hm%2FhWnkNUhjx&cmp=clp-edweek

STEM camp serves students in Iowa Lakes Region
http://www.esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/516329/STEM-camp-serves-students-in-Iowa-Lakes-Region.html?nav=5003

What is Paired Reading?
http://k12teacherstaffdevelopment.com/tlb/what-is-paired-reading/    

Lunch Workers Study How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy
http://www.kcrg.com/home/top-9/Lunch-Workers-Study-How-to-Get-Kids-to-Eat-Healthy--166781636.html

School reformer Rhee meets with governor, state business leaders
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2012/08/20/school-reformer-rhee-meets-with-governor-state-buisness-leaders/

A 10th Grader Explains How Social Media Can Replace Textbooks
http://www.teachthought.com/trends/a-10th-grader-explains-how-social-media-can-replace-textbooks/

Teacher of the Year Tells All: 5 Secrets to a Strong School Year
http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/08/20/national-teacher-year-tells-all-five-secrets-strong-school-year

Home Visits Help New Families; Support School Readiness
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_years/2012/08/home_visits_help_new_families_support_school_readiness.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Kids must be engaged after school to succeed academically, expert says
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20120824/NEWS/308240062/Kids-must-be-engaged-after-school-to-succeed-academically-expert-says?archive&nclick_check=1

Out-of-School Settings Create Climate for New Skills
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/08/22/01ost.h32.html?tkn=MZTFfVHF1pQ%2BvdhtYxRDi43Vh7vQixQiO4Rx&cmp=clp-edweek

Why Students Don’t Like School — and What Adaptive Learning Can Do About It (Part 1)
http://www.knewton.com/blog/knewton/adaptive-learning/2011/09/20/why-students-dont-like-school-1/?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonuajAZKXonjHpfsX57uQkUKG0lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4ATctmI%2FqLAzICFpZo2FFTFOWCaI9O

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