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.

Boston Leader Connects Parents to Learning
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/06/20ltlf-brooks.h32.html?tkn=PLPFwtj8FK0licN7GFg9KaiSURob6wCgMWc9&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-LTLF13-EWH

Poor Become More Concentrated in Northern Cities
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/01/31/poor-become-more-concentrated-in-northern-cities/

Cultural competence allows us to navigate the road to educational achievement
http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/01/equity-diversity-and-education

Program fosters youth community awareness
http://www.spencerdailyreporter.com/story/1939294.html

Reading improves with goals and assessments, national expert says
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130209/NEWS02/302090034/1004/NEWS02/Reading-improves-goals-assessments-national-expert-says

Immigrant students 'bring so much' to Des Moines schools
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130211/NEWS/302110035

Students Must Learn More Words, Say Studies
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/06/20vocabulary_ep.h32.html?tkn=QWSFjJo8ffEu4hYP%2FddSjqXRf7C5p%2BVYIXbI&cmp=clp-edweek

Schools Set Boundaries for Use of Students' Digital Devices
http://www.edweek.org/dd/articles/2013/02/06/02byod.h06.html?tkn=WQMF2z2m0FbRSffMIi1a3xilxNOztpBUyova&cmp=clp-edweek

Why Job Training Matters for Students With Autism
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/02/20/21senator.h32.html?tkn=LNNFxK1RcXCl2m51T0QZj5I%2BjxW6vZ9eI0%2F1&cmp=clp-edweek

Program offers troubled students hope
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130224/COMM/302240034/1004/NEWS02/Program-offers-troubled-students-hope

The problem with our ‘first in the world’ education obsession
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/17/the-problem-with-our-first-in-the-world-obsession/

Study finds teenagers in relationships are threatened online or in texts
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/study-finds-teenagers-in-relationships-are-threatened-online-or-in-texts/2013/02/21/df1931b8-7c2b-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html

Changing the Education Conversation
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/changing-education-conversation-anne-obrien

Black students' learning gaps start early, report says
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-black-students-20130226,0,1192327.story