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Reform Matters: June 25, 2014
posted by: Alix | June 25, 2014, 05:19 PM   

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

Michigan Teacher Union Sends Bill Collector After Teacher
NCTQ Releases 2014 Teacher Prep Review Report

Teacher Resource Center: Add Games into Your Classroom

AAE Blog Roll:
Don't forget to bookmark the AAE blog and the AAE Charters blog for original daily posts on trends in education reform and professional development.

AAE in the News: Students, Teachers Celebrate Win in California Teacher Seniority Case


"We believe teachers are professionals. These strict tenure laws and one-size-fits-all system, that doesn't reflect a professional atmosphere where teachers are rewarded for performance and given an opportunity to negotiate their own contracts..." Click here to read the full article about Vergara v. CA.


Teachers for Reform: Pennsylvania Teachers Deserve Accountability

"As a non-union, professional organization, AAE was established, at least in part, by the fact that teachers were frustrated with their money going to partisan political causes or candidates. This legislation would allow teachers to make conscious decisions about where their hard-earned dollars are going. No educator should fund causes or candidates without their direct consent, period."

Click here to read the full AAE opinion piece. Please read, share, and comment! 

More from PA: Why I Left Teaching: Union Politics, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 6/15/14

Education Technology & Blended Learning

State Case Study: Utah Technology Council President Asks for 'Quantum Leap' in Technology Education, Deseret News, 6/24/14

Video: How Technology Is Disrupting Education, Bloomberg TV, 6/19/14

The Unfulfilled Promise of Educational Technology, Forbes, 6/16/14
Teacher Topics

Round Table: Should Teachers Run Schools?, Education Week, 6/24/14

Opinion: A Teacher's Tough Decision to Leave the Classroom, News Leader, 6/12/14

Just for Fun: Your Favorite Last-Day-of-School Photos, Education Week, 5/21/14
Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy

Is the California tenure lawsuit just the beginning? Obama Alums Join Anti Teacher Union Case, Politico, 6/24/14

Opinion: 7 Questions for Teachers Unions, US News and World Report, 6/23/14

Converting Catholic Schools to Charter Schools Draws Scrutiny, Education Week, 6/10/14

AAE has endorsed this new report: U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings, US News and World Report, 6/17/14
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