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.

A Sandy Hook Parent's Letter to Teachers
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/09/06/03marquezgreen.h33.html?tkn=VZTF3CYMOTTIb%2Bzy2iBQTvgKvVFKEdGpv3Vv&cmp=clp-edweek

Iowa school discipline a mixed bag
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/education/iowa-school-discipline-a-mixed-bag/article_d28c931f-a2b0-5aa0-9b33-c4fd61322531.html

IES, NSF Release Common Ed. Research Guidelines
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2013/09/ies_nsf_release_common_ed_rese.html

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/can-emotional-intelligence-be-taught.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Iowa Governor pioneers statewide "Skype Your School!" program
http://blogs.skype.com/2012/10/09/iowa-governor-pioneers-statewi/

New Social Studies Framework Aims to Guide Standards
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/09/17/05socialstudies.h33.html?tkn=UMXFg3sME9DlDq1vO9Glrb%2BuKJe7qKKqZAjS&cmp=clp-edweek

Montgomery hockey team, the Cheetahs, is a therapeutic win for special-needs families
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/montgomery-cheetahs-hockey-team-therapeutic-for-countys-special-needs-families/2013/09/15/f1388670-167a-11e3-804b-d3a1a3a18f2c_story.html

How Teachers Are Turning to Social Media to Extend Learning
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning_without_limits/2013/09/how_teachers_are_turning_to_social_media_to_extend_learning.html

A Pathway for the Future of Education
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/09/25/05pace_ep.h33.html?tkn=WRNFnQ7gvejyhg8VRgvkvv%2BZmjyqYb3mLNFI&cmp=clp-edweek

Task force calls for training to prevent suicides
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130921/NEWS02/309210048/1004/NEWS02/Task-force-calls-training-prevent-suicides

AEA works to improve student performance
http://thegazette.com/2013/09/23/aea-works-to-improve-student-performance/

Are Teachers Lapsing Into Edu-Speak?
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2013/09/combatting_edu-speak.html