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.

Colo. District Offers Window Into Experiments With Longer School Day
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/time_and_learning/2013/11/by_guest_blogger_erik_robelen.html

Report: Child care costs are holding back Iowa families
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20131129/NEWS/311290083/1004/NEWS02/Report-Child-care-costs-holding-back-Iowa-families

Performance-Based Test for Teachers Rolls Out
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/12/04/13assess_ep.h33.html?tkn=SMQFM0X7Vzvd%2FoOSl%2Fq281tPcndmPC4P3O%2Bo&cmp=clp-edweek

Community Groups to Senators: Move Forward on ESEA Reauthorization
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/12/community_groups_to_senators_m.html

Iowa leads in STEM education
http://wcfcourier.com/news/opinion/guest_column/iowa-leads-in-stem-education/article_bd01b25b-2c61-5051-998f-a2e479e1a4fa.html

Class rank a dying measure in Iowa high schools
http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20131204/NEWS01/131204006/Class-rank-a-dying-measure-in-Iowa-high-schools?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

Math problems stump job seekers, employers say
http://www.newsela.com/articles/math-skills/id/69/

Struggling 1st Graders Make Strides Under Reading Recovery, i3 Study Finds
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/11/Reading_Recovery_1st_Graders_i3.html?intc=es

Inclusion on 'Nation's Report Card' Goes Up, But Achievement Gaps Stay Wide
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2013/12/inclusion_on_nations_report_ca.html

Second Language Acquisition By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/second-language-infographic_n_4136915.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education

Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teens-who-feel-supported-home-and-school-sleep-better

Iowa launches STEM education public awareness campaign
http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/iowa-launches-stem-education-public-awareness-campaign/article_d472462b-bc0a-5871-8cc9-aa7b3f6c58a9.html

To Make Science Real, Kids Want More Fun And Fewer Facts
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/make-science-real-kids-want-more-fun-and-fewer-facts