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.

Do you ‘ooVoo?’: ‘Global Classroom’ endeavor proves that 1,200 miles is closer than we think
http://www.crescotimes.com/articles/2013/01/02/news/doc50de153e0912d466239747.txt

Poll: Students less engaged the longer they stay in school
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130107/NEWS02/301070025/Poll-Students-less-engaged-the-longer-they-stay-in-school?Frontpage

Latest Curriculum Craze: Making Stuff
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2013/01/making_stuff_in_school.html

School Project Blurs Line Between Public, Private
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/09/17projectlift.h32.html?tkn=TXWFowCpi%2Fh75ywE%2Bx6aCqT30wrC6XeqOAsZ&cmp=clp-edweek

Immigrant Students in Our Classrooms: "Always Scared"
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/01/immigrant_students_in_our_clas.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

School Climate, Discipline, and Safety: Gauging Educator Attitudes
http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2013/school-climate-gauging-attitudes.html?cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-QC13-EWH

Iowa View: STEM classes are incubators for Iowa's future innovators
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130110/OPINION/301100042/1001/NEWS/?odyssey=nav|head

Rock Valley eighth-graders drag race robotic cars
http://www.nwestiowa.com/news/rock-valley-eighth-graders-drag-race-robotic-cars/article_f792b6c6-59c9-11e2-976e-0019bb30f31a.html

6 Ways to Create a Healthy School Climate
http://www.edweek.org/ew/qc/2013/commentaries.html?intc=EW-QC13-EWH

Gifted, Talented and Separated
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/education/in-one-school-students-are-divided-by-gifted-label-and-race.html?ref=education

Generation LGBTQIA
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/fashion/generation-lgbtqia.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

Social-Emotional Needs Entwined with Students' Learning, Security
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/10/16environment.h32.html?tkn=WVXFIOzH5dggQesGPBxV01Esx8yVvOuy%2FtJ8&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-QC13-EWH

Students Aren’t the Only Ones Facing Bullying in the Classroom
http://www.care2.com/causes/students-arent-the-only-ones-facing-bullying-in-the-classroom.html

Will longer school year help or hurt US students?
http://qctimes.com/news/national/will-longer-school-year-help-or-hurt-us-students/article_5c883960-ac30-51f3-9871-ea0c1ff79eff.html

Student Peer Leadership Can Help Boost School Climate
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/10/16environment-side.h32.html?tkn=LXQFzBcl1n8e4Eeb8wGZ4lRdgCYkfDEbaJLK&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-QC13-EWH

Parents and Community Can Play Key Roles in School Success
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/10/16involvement.h32.html?tkn=VONFW6E73MQhceMIDxzp4Cw94i109avPkSC8&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-QC13-EWH

Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2013/01/gallup_student_engagement_drops_with_each_grade.html

Harvard, SurveyMonkey Offer Tool to Weigh Parent Engagement
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/16/17parents.h32.html?tkn=LSXFqEK4gYfpk0fLxlvhd5TJGHvNqWkFFaWU&cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2

Schools' Design Can Play Role in Safety, Student Engagement
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/01/10/16physical.h32.html?tkn=RVMFV34QHHfB9EhorAjfDWXgfdx9LLN0%2BpTt&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-QC13-EWH

Senior Mentors, Not Bonuses, Boost College Enrollment, Study Finds
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/01/senior_year_mentors_boost_college_attendance.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

Duncan: Hard to teach kids scared of being killed
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-01-17/duncan-hard-to-teach-kids-scared-of-being-killed

Victims of school bullying online are often friends or former friends
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2013/01/victims-of-school-bullying-online-are.html