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TIF Program Winners Announced
posted by: Alix | September 24, 2010, 11:02 am   

This week, the US Department of Education announced the 62 winning applicants of the Teacher Incentive Fund grant competition or TIF. The winning participants represent rural and urban school districts, as well as nonprofit organizations and education organizations from 27 states across the country.

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Reminder: National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grants: Fall Competition
posted by: Jill | September 23, 2010, 09:58 am   

Teachers, you have so many good ideas for your classroom. Well, here is something that will make those ideas a reality—winning a $500 teacher scholarship or classroom grant. It is worth taking time to apply.

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Emergency Lesson Plans
posted by: Jill | September 23, 2010, 09:30 am   

I recently mentioned the need for emergency lesson plans. And whether or not you already have these in place, take a gander at this post and then make a quick assessment of where you stand. Not that my method is the "gold standard" but see if (1) there is something you can improve about yours and (2) if there is something that you should share with us about yours. There's nothing wrong with taking a little inventory of our work.

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AAE Releases 2010 Member Survey
posted by: Alix | September 22, 2010, 11:25 am   

The 2010 AAE Member Survey: Teachers Support Reform Efforts When Reform Efforts are Fair is released today by the Association of American Educators. The survey was conducted this summer, polling AAE members from all fifty states on issues relating to education and education reform. Continue Reading...

Education Reform Has Gone Mainstream
posted by: Alix | September 21, 2010, 11:04 am   

If you caught Oprah yesterday afternoon you would have noticed that the new film, Waiting for "Superman" was showcased and revered as a new mainstream documentary about what is wrong with our schools.

Oprah is doing a real service to her mainstream audience by focusing an hour of her show to the argument for real education reform. With this film and positive support from media powerhouses like Oprah, Director Davis Guggenheim will be able to reach average, everyday Americans, who, no doubt, will be outraged when they see this film.

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