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Ten Back-to-School Tips for Teachers
posted by: Jill | August 25, 2010, 11:06 am   

The joys and jitters of back-to-school are in the hearts of all teachers.  Whether you’re in the classroom teaching already or you’re not starting back until after Labor Day take a few minutes and peruse my list of back-to-school tips.  They may not all apply to your situation, but just as with teaching take the ideas that that work for you and make them your own.  Enjoy! Continue Reading...

What Would You Do With $500? Apply for an AAE Scholarship or Grant Today
posted by: Jill | August 23, 2010, 08:53 am   

Here’s some good news for educators this fall: You could receive up to $500 from AAE for professional development or for classroom supplies. You don't have to be an AAE member to apply and the application is online. What do you have to lose? Continue Reading...

Los Angeles Spends $1.2 Billion to Build Three Schools
posted by: Colin | August 23, 2010, 07:47 am   

Next month, Los Angeles will unveil what some are calling the most expensive public school ever. The RFK Community Schools complex, built on the infamous Ambassador Hotel, where school-namesake Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968 while campaigning for the Democratic nomination, costs $578 million and will accommodate 4,200 students throughout its six pilot schools. Continue Reading...

Unions Infuriated by Teacher Effectiveness Anaylsis
posted by: Colin | August 17, 2010, 12:13 pm   

The Los Angeles teachers' union, UTLA, is in an uproar. They're rapidly organizing a boycott of a major newspaper, coordinating an intense letter-writing operation, and on an all-out messaging campaign. What's infuriating the UTLA, you ask? Accountability, transparency, and lack of control. Continue Reading...

California Unions Fight Life-Saving Legislation Over Jobs Dispute
posted by: Colin | August 16, 2010, 12:25 pm   

I don't envy adults who walk around with an EpiPen in case they go into anaphylactic shock due to a debilitating allergy, which are all too common. I certainly don't envy the parents of children with dangerous allergies, parents who live each day with the anxiety that their child might just be out of reach of an EpiPen or someone capable of administering the shot, when they need it the most. One of those parents is Mark Hemingway, commentary staff writer for The Washington Examiner. Continue Reading...

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