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.

Building a District Culture to Foster Innovation
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/02/06el-culture.h33.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

'Improvement Science' Seen as Emerging Tool in K-12 Sphere
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/02/06improvement.h33.html

Schools Must Bring Creativity to Blended Learning
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/02/06mojkowski.h33.html?tkn=LPLFlnLpRtfbV18WuvwMhMUgqm5GlfsdrI8j&cmp=clp-edweek

Learning From Adult Education
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/09/07middleton.h33.html?tkn=SSXFqYmC7BUhVIbsZ3jO1mgff6M1QuUdXHrU&cmp=clp-edweek

Advocacy efforts gain urgency amid worry of being overlooked
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/02/06giftedparents_ep.h33.html?tkn=PMYF7ukwyYGK6YmlLFCIwzff67dFwL0lUBUu&cmp=clp-edweek

State moving closer to beginning new teacher leadership programs in schools
http://www.radioiowa.com/2013/10/07/state-moving-closer-to-beginning-new-teacher-leadership-programs-in-schools/

STEM in action
http://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/570338/STEM-in-action.html?nav=5010

Upending Stereotypes About Black Students
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/09/07fenwick_ep.h33.html?tkn=PNQFcTyzuxUsSqP7fI%2FdRAlsrtRnE8K%2FO0h6&cmp=clp-edweek

Iowa governor’s bullying summit will explore “practical next steps” to address issue
http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/10/15/iowa-governors-bullying-summit-will-explore-practical-next-steps-to-address-issue/article

Rural, Urban Students in Poverty Show Different Working Memory Problems
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/10/rural_urban_students_in_povert.html

Teacher's stance on learning leads to top honor
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20131019/NEWS02/310190062/1004/Teacher-s-stance-learning-leads-top-honor

Buck starts here: New Iowa Dept. of Ed. director ready and optimistic
http://thegazette.com/2013/10/19/buck-starts-here-new-iowa-dept-of-ed-director-ready-and-optimistic/

A Common-Core Challenge: Learners With Special Needs
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/30/10cc-intro.h33.html?tkn=VPPFkhTMl7po5gN1EWggLY6SrCus1AZxr%2B4I&cmp=clp-edweek?intc=EW-CC1013-EWH