Note: The articles compiled in this newsletter come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content. Northwest AEA staff did not participate in writing any of these articles and Northwest AEA does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles.

Give Students Time to Play
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/26/22rhea.h33.html?tkn=TORF%2BmgcuoUrbFyGySdrWS7z3OGAeE5Fgln3&cmp=clp-edweek

Superintendents agree tailored communication key to bond success
http://thegazette.com/2014/03/06/superintendents-agree-tailored-communication-key-to-bond-success/

Whole Grade Sharing
http://www.kmaland.com/news/whole-grade-sharing/article_98a239aa-a47f-11e3-ad0d-0017a43b2370.html

Core classrooms student-centered, inquiry-based
http://carrollspaper.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=19&ArticleID=16880

Teachers May Need to Deepen Assessment Practices for Common Core
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/03/05/ndia_formativeassessment.html

Alaskan Leader Keeps Rural Students Connected
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/05/23ltlf-walker.h33.html

'Learning Menus' Empower Students to Tailor Curriculum
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/13/25playlists.h33.html?intc=EW-TC14-EWH

Teachers Learn to Judge Formative-Testing Tools
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/03/12/24formative.h33.html

A Study Seeks to Determine What Makes Prekindergarten Successful
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/nyregion/a-study-seeks-to-determine-what-makes-prekindergarten-successful.html?ref=education&_r=0

Does Teaching Kids To Get 'Gritty' Help Them Get Ahead?
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/does-teaching-kids-get-gritty-help-them-get-ahead

Here's Why More Preschool Options Would Make The World A Better Place
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/21/rasmussen-preschool-infographic_n_5001707.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education

Millennials at Work: Young and Callow, Like Their Parents
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/your-money/millennials-at-work-young-and-callow-like-their-parents.html?ref=education&_r=1

County graduation rates above average
http://www.newtondailynews.com/2014/03/21/county-graduation-rates-above-average/abw6cc7/

Iowa’s special education proposals draw criticism, praise
http://thegazette.com/2014/03/23/iowas-special-education-proposals-draw-criticism-praise/

Cell growth abnormal in autistic youths, study finds
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2014/mar/27/cell-growth-abnormal-in-autistic-youths-study/