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Michelle Rhee to Start National Reform Movement
posted by: Alix | December 07, 2010, 11:23 am   

Since Michelle Rhee's recent resignation as Chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, a lot of coverage has been devoted to where she will go next. If you caught the Oprah Show yesterday Michelle Rhee has ended the speculation and rumors with a special announcement and accompanying essay in Newsweek. Rhee has decided not to take any one job with a state or individual school system, rather start a national group called Students First. Continue Reading...
 
Teach for America Getting Rave Reviews
posted by: Alix | December 06, 2010, 11:27 am   

Teach for America, a non-profit organization that recruits recent college graduates and professionals to teach in high-need schools for two years, has been in the headlines recently as the school reform debate rages on. Both sides agree that finding highly effective teachers is the most critical component in improving student performance, Teach for America is seen as part of the solution. Continue Reading...
 
Education Leaders Unite
posted by: Alix | December 03, 2010, 08:51 am   

On the heels of this week's Foundation for Excellence in Education conference in Washington D.C., the group has announced the formation of a new alliance of education reformers called the "Chiefs for Change". Comprised of education leaders throughout the country, they are committed to providing a strong voice for reforms on the federal, state, and local level. Continue Reading...
 
One Utah School Ahead of the Digital Learning Pack
posted by: Alix | December 02, 2010, 11:44 am   

In recent years, reformers and policy makers have stressed the need for incorporating technology in education. New technologies have revolutionized how we live our lives from shopping to business; why not incorporate them into the classroom? In November, the Department of Education released a technology plan through their Office of Educational Technology entitled, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. In presenting the plan to the public, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has recognized one digital school in particular as a model for others to follow, Open High School in Utah. Continue Reading...
 
Congratulations! AAE Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners
posted by: Jill | December 01, 2010, 05:26 pm   

Winners for the fall AAEF Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grants competition have been announced. Continue Reading...
 
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