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.

Common Core vs. Common Sense
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/12/05/13wolk_ep.h32.html?tkn=OOTFzQlfDLjuN9%2B56he13n8oupI%2BBT%2BYZTTu&cmp=clp-edweek

Students get exposure to careers in ag
http://globegazette.com/business/students-get-exposure-to-careers-in-ag/article_3755e6aa-3c3f-11e2-876e-0019bb2963f4.html

Number of Iowa kids living in poverty rises
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121204/NEWS/312040029/Number-of-Iowa-kids-living-in-poverty-rises?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage&nclick_check=1

Teacher Collaboration: The Essential Common-Core Ingredient
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/12/05/13hughes.h32.html?tkn=OZZFrzyyKQFM%2FCKg3UFP5CIuWrezvyQ7v%2Fmz&cmp=clp-edweek

Student club looks to thwart bullying
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121208/COMM/312080059/Student-club-looks-to-thwart-bullying?Frontpage

High-Achieving, Low Income Students Miss Out On Better Colleges
http://educationresearchreport.blogspot.com/2012/12/high-achieving-low-income-students-miss.html

Confusing Achievement With Aptitude
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/12/12/14powell.h32.html?tkn=TSVFpO56wOGGtVJxxsMltoXHeXuTP%2FDVyTSW&cmp=clp-edweek

Planting My Flag as a Leader of Learning
http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=25930

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology
http://www.markbates.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/7_Habits_Highly_Effective_Teachers_Who_Use_Technology.png

Developing Character Strengths: A Vital Goal of Education – Part 2
http://mpricemitchell.visibli.com/share/XNyNBA

How to promote literacy skills in the digital age
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/12/19/how-to-promote-literacy-skills-in-the-digital-age/

Guilt By Association: Troubling Legacy of Sandy Hook May Be Backlash Against Children with Autism
http://healthland.time.com/2012/12/19/guilt-by-associationtroubling-legacy-of-sandy-hook-may-be-backlash-against-children-with-autism/