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.

ESL and Classroom Teachers Team Up to Teach Common Core
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/30/10cc-eslteachers.h33.html?tkn=TMQFe42Lov43GjHbG72TcjE%2FyQMPom0SoTJv&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-CC1013-EWH

For Teachers, Wired Classrooms Pose New Management Concerns
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2013/10/14/cm_wired.html?tkn=TNWFLHuJL%2FBRkJOG%2BszWfFf%2Bs0EMG2Ztr3Dl&cmp=clp-edweek

Common Core's Promise Collides With IEP Realities
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/30/10cc-iep.h33.html?tkn=WLRF8mO3WOzfjD%2Bi4QbDrhvVlDGnBvlGhaVy&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-CC1013-EWH

Sioux Center STEM
http://www.iowastem.gov/stem-school-recipients-announcement?utm_source=Iowa+STEM+Update+-+October+2013&utm_campaign=Iowa+STEM+ENews+7-2013&utm_medium=email

Fla. high school uses wristbands to encourage students
http://www.smartbrief.com/11/04/13/fla-high-school-uses-wristbands-encourage-students

Adding Up The Cost Of Low Literacy Among Adults
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/adding-cost-low-literacy-among-adults

First 8 Years Crucial for Life Success of Iowa Children
http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2013-11-05/childrens-issues/first-8-years-crucial-for-life-success-of-iowa-children/a35435-1

Moving Top Teachers to Struggling Schools Has Benefits
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/11/07/12transfer_ep.h33.html?tkn=XYXF%2FtPKfVXab3goSukvaKdF0bYxplmny4RD&cmp=clp-edweek

Neuroscientists Seek Creativity in the Brain
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/11/creativity.html

Iowa Department of Education data looks at where, how bullying occurs
http://thegazette.com/2013/11/10/iowa-department-of-education-data-looks-at-where-how-bullying-occurs/

How Can Students Be Successful in a High Stakes World?
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/how-can-students-be-successful-in-a-high-stakes-world/?utm_content=buffer41b53&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

Iowa ranks highly in opportunity index
http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/Default/-All-Latest-News/Article/Iowa-ranks-highly-in-opportunity-index/-3/248/60906

Great Teaching Draws in Families
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/11/06/11sheldon.h33.html?tkn=UZMFHDIUeDHeuhBqtL1QKmN1uM23CReNthwD&cmp=clp-edweek

The school data problem: what we have vs. what we need
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/05/the-school-data-problem-what-we-have-vs-what-we-need/

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/05/are-we-wringing-the-creativity-out-of-kids/

Rural Iowa schools see opportunities in high-speed Internet expansion
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/article_6e216f56-ef0f-5020-8280-12e947f9292c.html#.UpODQeEi3lc.twitter

'We're Losing Our Little Boy': One Family's Heartbreaking Fight For Their Son's Education
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/24/public-schools-special-education_n_4261145.html?utm_hp_ref=education