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.

Closing Education Gap Will Lift Economy, a Study Finds
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/business/economy/closing-education-gap-will-lift-economy-study-finds.html?ref=education&_r=1

Districts Redefine Role of Principal Supervisors
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/01/21/districts-redefine-role-of-principal-supervisors.html

Children’s book author works with Iowa third graders on play about kindness
http://www.radioiowa.com/2014/12/12/childrens-book-author-works-with-iowa-third-graders-on-play-about-kindness/

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/02/teaching-in-the-age-of-minecraft/385231/

Parent U classes explore education topics
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/community/2015/01/31/des-moines-parent-university/22601661/

Dubuque teachers embrace shift to morning training
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2015/02/07/dubuque-friday-morning-teacher-training/23014949/

Is Your First Grader College Ready?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/education/edlife/is-your-first-grader-college-ready.html?ref=education&_r=1

Families cheer on competitors in Iowa Braille Challenge
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2015/02/07/ninth-iowa-braille-challenge/23055103/

How Elementary School Teachers’ Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/upshot/how-elementary-school-teachers-biases-can-discourage-girls-from-math-and-science.html?ref=education&_r=1&abt=0002&abg=0

What’s the purpose of education in the 21st century?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/02/12/whats-the-purpose-of-education-in-the-21st-century/

The Community College/‘Real College’ Divide
http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/11/the-community-collegereal-college-divide/?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Meet The Classroom Of The Future
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/meet-classroom-future

Iowa leads country in high school students taking college courses
http://www.radioiowa.com/2015/02/12/iowa-leads-country-in-high-school-students-taking-college-courses/

Wiggling in the Classroom--Movement's Role in Learning
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wiggling-classroom-movements-role-learning

The famous ‘word gap’ doesn’t hurt only the young. It affects many educators, too
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/02/16/the-famous-word-gap-doesnt-hurt-only-the-young-it-affects-many-educators-too/

Regional academy for students with hearing or vision losses to open
http://news.blogs.aea267.k12.ia.us/2015/02/16/regional-academy-for-students-with-hearing-or-vision-losses-to-open/

The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/18/business/economy/the-promise-and-failure-of-community-colleges.html?ref=education&_r=1

New standardized tests throw technology curve at some students
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/ar-buds-computers-needed-new-standardized-tests/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour

STEM accomplishments to be showcased at capitol
http://www.radioiowa.com/2015/02/17/stem-accomplishments-to-be-showcased-at-capitol/

Iowa Needs More Skilled Workers to Expand Middle Class
http://www.traerstarclipper.com/page/content.detail/id/521311/Iowa-Needs-More-Skilled-Workers-to-Expand-Middle-Class.html?nav=5007

How Elementary School Teachers’ Biases Can Discourage Girls From Math and Science
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/upshot/how-elementary-school-teachers-biases-can-discourage-girls-from-math-and-science.html?referrer&_r=1

Keeping Kids Fit All Year Round
http://whotv.com/2015/02/23/keeping-kids-fit-all-year-round/