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.

Graduation Disparities Loom Large for Students With Special Needs
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/29/19grad_ep.h33.html?tkn=QOWFjE0%2FOY%2B3CN4MWB0JZhS23AfYYZfBp7AK&cmp=clp-edweek

Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/us/push-for-preschool-becomes-a-bipartisan-cause-outside-washington.html?ref=education&_r=1

Educators, Researchers Look for Lessons in Blended Learning Algebra Program
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/01/29/19el-math.h33.html?tkn=TOXFIJk44KYb8%2BtTEC6eMmN1X5TlVsTSFBc8&cmp=clp-edweek&intc=EW-BL14-EWH

STEM interest grows among Iowa students
http://amestrib.com/news/stem-interest-grows-among-iowa-students

New Tools Gauge Fidelity of Lessons to Common Core
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/05/20vetting_ep.h33.html?tkn=ZQTFBGtOhcpZOzTlvtewU%2F5Pq1TSbMRySlkr&cmp=clp-edweek

Manufacturing Job Growth Prompts K-12 Training Effort
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/05/20manufacturing.h33.html?tkn=ZZLFaZ2W%2FV4LFp5dXjBTHmaqwzlY7XiFeDFo&cmp=clp-edweek

Japanese educators study Iowa's STEM program
http://www.businessrecord.com/Content/HR---Education/HR---Education/Article/Japanese-educators-study-Iowa-s-STEM-program/165/799/62217

Positive School Climate Better at Deterring Student Drug Use
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2014/02/positive_school_climate_better_at_deterring_student_drug_use.html

Parents struggling to cope as ADHD cases rise
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/02/10/675241pmemberexchangedealingwithdhd_ap.html

ACT Cites 'New STEM Gap': Interest v. Intention
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2014/02/httpwwwactorgcollegechoice13_f.html

Teens are more stressed out than adults, survey reports
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140211/NEWS/302110089?nclick_check=1

Report: Iowa kids less likely to pass AP tests
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140212/NEWS02/302120070/Report-Iowa-kids-less-likely-than-peers-to-pass-AP-tests?Frontpage

Mom's Facebook page for lonely son goes viral
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140212/NEWS/302120089/Mom-s-Facebook-page-for-lonely-son-goes-viral?Frontpage

Earnings Gap Between College And High School Grads Reaches Highest Point In 48 Years
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/11/earnings-gap-college-grads-high-school_n_4768780.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education

Iowa students need help with reading
http://thegazette.com/2014/02/13/iowa-students-need-help-with-reading/

What high-growth schools are doing
https://www.educateiowa.gov/article/2014/02/11/what-high-growth-schools-are-doing

Iowa colleges, businesses partner to meet need for skilled workers
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20140216/BUSINESS/302160035/1004/NEWS02/Iowa-colleges-businesses-partner-meet-need-skilled-workers

How some school ‘data walls’ violate U.S. privacy law
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/21/how-some-school-data-walls-violate-u-s-privacy-law/

Math Club For Future Teachers collaborates to improve math education strategies
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_d5830ed2-99c4-11e3-b819-001a4bcf887a.html

Modern math: Girls + science = smart
http://carrollspaper.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=19&ArticleID=16797