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.

Teaching the Why, Not Just the What, of Geography
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/10/29/10gersmehl.h34.html

The 2nd Act in His Unlikely Pursuit: A College Degree
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/nyregion/the-second-act-of-a-queensbridge-residents-unlikely-academic-career.html?ref=education&_r=1

Iowa elementary students take virtual trip to farm
http://www.porknetwork.com/pork-news/Iowa-elementary-students-take-virtual-trip-to-farm-281651761.html

An innovative technique to assess reading ability
http://now.uiowa.edu/2014/11/innovative-technique-assess-reading-ability

Sioux City Community School District adds "wall-to wall" classrooms
http://www.ktiv.com/story/27330497/2014/11/07/sioux-city-community-school-district-adds-wall-to-wall-classrooms

Hispanic students are making steady math progress
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/hispanic-students-are-making-steady-math-progress/2014/11/09/b786ed3e-66bc-11e4-bb14-4cfea1e742d5_story.html

Trying to get better teachers into nation’s poor classrooms
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/obama-administration-tries-to-get-better-teachers-into-nations-poor-classrooms/2014/11/10/f21632ee-6918-11e4-a31c-77759fc1eacc_story.html

The Challenge of Teaching Science in Rural America
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/11/the-challenge-of-being-a-rural-science-teacher/382309/

5 Great Teachers On What Makes A Great Teacher
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/five-great-teachers-what-makes-great-teacher

Iowa moves up in Kids Count report
http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/11/12/iowa-moves-up-in-kids-count-report/

Progress for America's Children
http://www2.ed.gov/progress/index.html