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.

Actually, public education is getting better, not worse
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/catherine-rampell-actually-public-education-is-getting-better-not-worse/2014/09/18/7c23b020-3f6a-11e4-9587-5dafd96295f0_story.html

National autism speaker coming to Waterloo
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/education/national-autism-speaker-coming-to-waterloo/article_7fa09b53-6842-5910-9df8-219a530951d2.html

New Evidence of Mobile Phone Addiction in Students
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2014/08/29/new-evidence-mobile-phone-addiction-students

Teachers Continue Relying on Charity to Solve Classroom Resource Woes
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2014/09/teachers-continue-relying-on-charity-for-classroom-resources.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feedburner%2FTeachingNow+%28Teaching+Now%29

Grading Teachers, With Data From Class
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/04/technology/students-grade-teachers-and-a-start-up-harnesses-the-data.html?_r=0

Gentlemen, Preschool Is Calling
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gentlemen-preschool-calling

50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whitehouse/50-state-look-at-how-common-core-playing-out-in-us/2014/09/02/c55ac54a-3262-11e4-9f4d-24103cb8b742_story.html

ISU professor uses social media app to engage students
http://www.iowastatedaily.com/news/article_edbbd886-2f19-11e4-9c13-001a4bcf887a.html

Public Education's Deeper Purpose
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-cooper/public-educations-deeper_b_5758842.html?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&ir=Black+Voices

AEA system to mark 40th year
http://globegazette.com/aea-system-to-mark-th-year/article_2c307ddb-376e-5b9f-a663-08431ef360bf.html

Schools move toward ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies to boost student tech use
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/stem/schools-move-toward-bring-your-own-device-practices-to-boost-student-tech-use/2014/09/14/4d1e3232-393e-11e4-9c9f-ebb47272e40e_story.html

New online curriculum launched for Iowa's schools
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-politics-insider/2014/09/22/iowa-schools-branstad-character/16047741/