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.

Father who lost son seeks teacher training in suicide prevention
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130401/NEWS02/303300071/Father-who-lost-son-seeks-teacher-training-in-suicide-prevention?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

Engineering Building a Foundation in K-12 Curricula
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/03/27/26engineering_ep.h32.html?tkn=WMVFcKiFrebNi76nVe6GnqtTH7RB%2BoU7YWe8&cmp=clp-edweek

Parents' Unemployment Affects Students at Home, School
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2013/03/parents_unemployment_affects_students_at_home_school.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Math Teachers Strive to Bring Core to At-Risk Students
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2013/03/13/ccio_math_at-risk.html

Education Schools Innovate to Supply STEM Teachers
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/articles/2013/04/08/education-schools-innovate-to-supply-stem-teachers?s_cid=rss:education-schools-innovate-to-supply-stem-teachers

Computers can't replace real teachers
http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/08/opinion/kopp-kids-real-teachers/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_us+%28RSS%3A+U.S.%29&utm_source=IASB+Email+List&utm_campaign=47030f89f9-Newsclips&utm_medium=email

Early College Hopefuls
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/education/edlife/bard-high-school-early-college-a-second-chance-for-disadvantaged-youth-in-newark.html?ref=education

Busting Up Misconceptions About Formative 'Assessment'
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/04/httpwwwwestedorgonline_pubsres.html

Iowa View: Closing the achievement gap in Iowa schools
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130408/OPINION01/304080036/0/como/?odyssey=nav|head&utm_source=IASB+Email+List&utm_campaign=47030f89f9-Newsclips&utm_medium=email

Research: Small, Frequent Tests Could Help Kids Pay Attention, Learn
http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/research-small-frequent-tests-could-help-kids-pay-attention-learn/?utm_source=IASB+Email+List&utm_campaign=bf6434c61c-Newsclips&utm_medium=email

Schools foundation making 'richer' experience for kids
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2013-04-09/schools-foundation-making-richer-experience-kids.html?utm_source=IASB+Email+List&utm_campaign=bf6434c61c-Newsclips&utm_medium=email

Math 'Publishers' Criteria' Aim to Guide Common-Core Materials
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2013/04/math_publishers%27_criteria_aim.html

'Best teacher' talks about supporting kids
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130410/NEWS02/304100080/1004/-Best-teacher-talks-about-supporting-kids

Students use virtual reality in competition
http://www.radioiowa.com/2013/04/09/students-use-virtual-reality-in-competition/

Teacher: Why I won’t quit despite ‘inane’ reform
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/11/teacher-why-i-wont-quit-despite-inane-reform/

What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/11/what-teachers-need-and-reformers-ignore-time-to-collaborate/

Federal Support Could Close 'Preschool Access Gap,' Center Says
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/early_years/2013/04/feds_could_close_preschool_access_gap_center_says.html

Flipped classrooms put students in charge of learning
http://thegazette.com/2013/04/12/flipped-classrooms-put-students-in-charge-of-learning/

Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/schools-demanding-news-literacy-lessons-to-teach-students-how-to-find-fact-amid-fiction/2013/04/15/e67b9c26-963d-11e2-9e23-09dce87f75a1_story.html

‘Personalization’ of learning: Genuine or slick marketing?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/17/personalization-of-learning-genuine-or-slick-marketing/

The Kids Are (Not) All Right
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/opinion/blow-the-kids-are-not-all-right.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&

How Do You Evaluate Teachers Who Change Lives?
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/04/17/28cella.h32.html?tkn=QWOF8ntGmBuczxJvTYrrwFsTlg9sL53RtKQT&cmp=clp-edweek

Three Types of Parents Want to Help Schools, Study Finds
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/parentsandthepublic/2013/04/three_types_of_parents_want_to_help_schools_study_finds.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

Cultivating Young Readers
http://www.educationnews.org/k-12-schools/cultivating-young-readers/?utm_source=IASB+Email+List&utm_campaign=65a26588b0-Newsclips&utm_medium=email

Are Students Ready for College? High School Teachers: Yes; Professors: No
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2013/04/act_survey_shows_lack_of_college_readiness.html

Cities Should Embrace After-School Learning
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/04/24/29coleman.h32.html?tkn=XWQFT4GDBZB8u5u508NdVtsTVBmiC53vWr2Z&cmp=clp-edweek

Fixing the 'Opportunity Gap' to Close the Achievement Gap
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/04/fix_the_opportunity_gap_to_clo.html

New initiative pushes literacy in young children
http://amestrib.com/sections/news/ames-and-story-county/new-initiative-pushes-literacy-young-children.html?utm_source=IASB+Email+List&utm_campaign=fa2c19e371-Newsclips&utm_medium=email#openCorner