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.

Steps Weighed on Method for Flagging Bias in Spec. Ed.
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/10/01/06bias.h34.html

School superintendents standing by Common Core State Standards
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/school-superintendents-standing-by-common-core-state-standards/2014/10/08/630f7c2e-4e63-11e4-babe-e91da079cb8a_story.html

How Latinos Are Saving Iowa
http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/population-2043/how-latinos-are-saving-iowa-20141002

Qualified Iowa preschool teachers in short supply
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/iowa/qualified-iowa-preschool-teachers-in-short-supply/article_d9c04074-8279-5141-9dc2-8f26a9e27e14.html

Poll says voters back public education
http://njtoday.net/2014/10/02/poll-says-voters-back-public-education/

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/09/why-girls-get-better-grades-than-boys-do/380318/

Is Google Making Students Stupid?
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/09/is-google-making-students-stupid/380944/

Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/us/web-era-trade-schools-feeding-a-need-for-code.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSumSmallMediaHigh&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

Johnson County community, leaders gather to share input on solutions to racial inequality
http://thegazette.com/subject/news/johnson-county-community-leaders-gather-to-share-input-on-solutions-to-racial-inequality-20141019#MGP5A2CDo3OSSbW6.99

Hispanics still face adversity in education, leaders say
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2014/10/16/iowa-white-house-discuss-breaking-education-barriers-latinos/17341455/

The New Vocabulary Of Urban Education
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-vocabulary-urban-education

Obama Administration Clarifies Anti-Bullying Protections For Students With Disabilities
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/bullying-special-ed_n_6031078.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education