What's new in high school? Stress reduction 101
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/03/132630439/whats-new-in-high-school-stress-reduction-101

How schools can engage their community
http://www.asbj.com/MainMenuCategory/Archive/2011/January/How-Schools-Can-Engage-Their-Community.aspx

More schools embracing iPad as learning tool
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html?_r=1&src=twt&twt=nytimes

How technology will and won't change schools by 2020
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/how-technology-will-and-wont-c.html

Study tying vaccine to autism was fraud, report says
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40930256/ns/health-mental_health/?GT1=43001

Edmodo provides free, secure social networking for schools
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/01/05/edmodo-provides-free-secure-social-networking-for-schools/

Math group issues guidance on common-core standards
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2011/01/math_group_issues_guidance_on.html

Study finds special educators get less mentoring
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/01/06/15mentor.h30.html?tkn=QRPFAP0rihkWuDTurwri4FAXKDuz2js1qzZD&cmp=clp-edweek

To foster high achievers, think beyond the classroom
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/10/to-foster-high-achievers-think-beyond-the-classroom.html

Has American education peaked?
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/the-first-order-of-educational.html

Cyber students taught the value of social skills
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/01/12/15edtech_socialization.h30.html

Achievement gap slow to close
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/01/10/3311645/achievement-gap-slow-to-close.html#ixzz1AdACcUcU

Fla. virtual school ties course completions to funding
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/01/12/15edtech_assessmentsside.h30.html

Middle school is when the right friends may matter most
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/middle-school-is-when-right-friends-may.html

Writing about worries eases anxiety and improves test performance
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/writing-about-worries-eases-anxiety-and.html

High achievers scarce in math, science in U.S.
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/01/12/15pisa-2.h30.html

New technology could offer savings, educational boon
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/01/13/16technology.h30.html

Iowa State study links excessive video gaming with maladies
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110118/NEWS/101180367/Iowa-State-study-links-video-gaming-with-maladies

World-class schools for Iowa?
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/section/worldclassschools

Area Education Agencies create iPhone Legislature app
http://www.easterniowagovernment.com/2011/01/07/area-education-agencies-create-iphone-legislature-app/

Student Achievement Gaps by Race, Ethnicity, Income, and Gender Remain Large
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/student-achievement-gaps-by-race.html

A second language gives toddlers an edge
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/second-language-gives-toddlers-edge.html

Danger: America Is losing its edge in innovation
http://blogs.forbes.com/ciocentral/2011/01/20/danger-america-is-losing-its-edge-in-innovation/

Student-made video targets renewables
http://www.amestrib.com/articles/2011/01/19/ames_tribune/news/about_people/doc4d3706e54ae75907411452.txt

Girls who are bullied are at risk for substance use through depression
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/girls-who-are-bullied-are-at-risk-for.html

Success of college-readiness intervention hard to gauge
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/01/20/18eap_ep.h30.html?tkn=OWLF8zQNAQqK8HZhb0cntvB3ggf78pVlF20r&cmp=clp-edweek

Teaching without classroom teachers
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/teachers/teaching-without-classroom-tea.html

To foster high achievers, think beyond the classroom
http://www.newsweek.com/2011/01/10/to-foster-high-achievers-think-beyond-the-classroom.html#

United State Department of Education - Education Dashboard
http://dashboard.ed.gov/dashboard.aspx?i=ad&id=0&wt=40

From Common Core to Iowa Core
http://www.iowa.gov/educate/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2111

National lessons from Indiana: With charter schools expanding, will public schools be left behind?
http://hechingerreport.org/content/national-lessons-from-indiana-with-charter-schools-expanding-will-public-schools-be-left-behind_5011/

Storm Lake Schools will reload on teacher laptop plan
http://www.stormlakepilottribune.com/story/1697489.html

Record level of stress found in college freshmen
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/27/education/27colleges.html?_r=2&ref=education

Linking after-school learning to college
http://tinyurl.com/48geqok

Education innovation: Tougher than it looks
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/01/27/19entrepreneur.h30.html?tkn=UMLFEqREvFZ7NV5xIVBCclx3GQV%2FV%2FY3Ifrl&cmp=clp-edweek

The 'thinking gap' (and why teachers shouldn't keep kids busy every second)
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/the-thinking-gap-and-why-teach.html

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.