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.

Five trends to look for this school year
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/education/2014/08/18/five-things-look-school-year/14217055/

Getting to the Core of teaching
http://www.clintonherald.com/news/local_news/article_f234e9f3-925f-5950-9237-11d6b653cad4.html

Preparing Kids for Cyber Jobs and Cyber Warfare
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/08/17/Preparing-Kids-Cyber-Jobs-and-Cyber-Warfare

Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/08/18/kids-brains-reorganize-when-learning-math-skills/?intcmp=latestnews

The rapid demographic shift of American public schools
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/18/the-rapid-demographic-shift-of-american-public-schools/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

Japan Seeks Edge With Global Talent
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/world/asia/japanese-companies-seek-international-graduates.html?_r=0

How 7 Chicago-area schools are putting app design in the classroom
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/chi-mobile-makers-for-high-schools-bsi-20140820-story.html

School Pride Assemblies: Why Your District Should Have Them
http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2014/08/21/school-pride-assemblies-why-your-district-should-have-them

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers
http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2014/08/19/ctq_nardi_creative.html?cmp=ENL-EU-MOSTPOP

Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?
http://iowapublicradio.org/post/googles-free-software-good-deal-educators

The college majors most and least likely to lead to underemployment
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/26/the-college-majors-most-and-least-likely-to-lead-to-underemployment/?hpid=z4

Keeping Kids After Class
http://whotv.com/2014/08/27/keeping-kids-after-class/