Rural students lack access to mental health services
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rural_education/2012/02/assessing_mental_health_in_rural_schools.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Teachers want to lead their profession's transformation
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/08/20debose.h31.html?tkn=VXUFLGEbdmgyTwtmSBhWTiR41DOFbwmGZODu&cmp=clp-edweek

Innovation often starts small
http://www.iowafuture.org/2012/02/03/innovation-often-starts-small/

The best places where students can write for an “authentic audience”
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2009/04/01/the-best-places-where-students-can-write-for-an-authentic-audience/

Joplin takes digital approach to rebuilding education
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/08/02joplin.h05.html?tkn=ZPZFwanhj1ORNNwUxiH6%2FiO63dCFlRCEgKSQ&cmp=clp-edweek

Educators share technology concerns about potential testing changes
http://easterniowaschools.com/2012/02/07/educators-share-technology-concerns-about-potential-testing-changes/

Rep. Peter Cownie reports: It’s fair to expect Iowa third graders to be literate
http://westdesmoines.patch.com/articles/rep-peter-cownie-reports-it-s-fair-to-expect-iowa-third-graders-to-be-literate

Response: Ways to help our students become better readers
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2012/02/response_ways_to_help_our_students_become_better_readers.html

Early intervention brings boy’s speech up to speed
http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/news/nic_ryan.html

Educators, parents hold mixed views on testing
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/08/21tests.h31.html?tkn=SMMFz31dI6Ga%2FtjGNHr9WlF0xQzESp2yq3tn&cmp=clp-edweek

The challenge of teaching higher-order skills
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2012/02/the_challenge_of_teaching_high.html

Education gap grows between rich and poor, studies say
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/education/education-gap-grows-between-rich-and-poor-studies-show.html?_r=2&ref=education

Who Is responsible for student achievement?
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/08/20cantor.h31.html?tkn=SWZFkzyX8R02lCPw15W%2BbRtJfGIa93HLGHIW&cmp=clp-edweek

Mooresville’s shining example (It’s not just about the Laptops)
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/education/mooresville-school-district-a-laptop-success-story.html?_r=1&ref=education

Digital culture before digital textbooks
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/transforming_learning/2012/02/digital_culture_before_digital_textbooks.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Picking and choosing digital content
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/08/02digital.h05.html

Rethinking testing in the age of the iPad
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2012/02/08/02mobile.h05.html?tkn=WOXF8FO65rhAL7GYIHIz6Dg4N0c%2BlY8EUziv&cmp=clp-edweek

Retention idea works, advocates tell panel
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012302140036

Why Iowa looks to Florida to boost third-grade reading
http://www.towncriernews.com/pages/news/flardg021312.html

New analysis makes case for higher ranking for U.S. schools
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-02-16/us-schools-global-ranking/53110494/1#.Tz45NtWUg60.twitter

States push to teach personal finance in schools
http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2011/08/26/states-push-to-teach-personal-finance-in-schools

Students learn better with engaged parents
http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2012/02/20/students-learn-better-with-engaged-parents?s_cid=rss:high-school-notes:students-learn-better-with-engaged-parents

Cultivating student leadership
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2012/02/14/tln_ferlazzo_leadership.html?tkn=VOVFE92sjLw8PGFwaS4Wq6SO3vPvMzXZLzXn&cmp=clp-edweek

Building self-control, the American way
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/opinion/sunday/building-self-control-the-american-way.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

Report says giving iPads to Auburn kindergartners increases test scores
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/02/16/education/report-says-giving-ipads-to-auburn-kindergartners-increases-test-scores/

Study: Puzzle play may help develop some math skills
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_years/2012/02/study_puzzle_play_may_help_develop_some_math_skills.html

5 tell-tale signs you're becoming a teacher leader
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2012/02/21/tln_ratzel_teacherleader.html?tkn=QUMFu2vyRe0z60QQwryTAOM0HcxYgpsR7Poh&cmp=clp-edweek

Designing the school around the student
http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/02/22/designing-the-school-around-the-student.aspx

Computer languages: Students need to speak them
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/02/22/21mccreight.h31.html?tkn=MSTFlM06cYBltWjB6VF%2FuCclUPaeg7zRrUeI&cmp=clp-edweek

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.