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AAE Touted as Alternative to Unions
posted by: Colin | August 12, 2010, 12:52 pm   

This week President Obama signed a $26 billion jobs bill designed to supplement struggling state education budgets, touting that the extra funding will save the jobs of teachers that would otherwise be laid off. Sarah Lee, of The Daily Caller, and others have criticized the bill as being a bailout to the teachers unions. In her argument, Lee notes that not all teacher associations are proponents of the union model, specifically noting (emphasis added): Continue Reading...

Show Some Teacher Appreciation on Facebook
posted by: Steph | August 03, 2010, 12:47 pm   

Think back to your favorite class. Not the one where you got to goof off, but the one where you realized that learning could be fun. Perhaps you didn’t admit at the time that you actually enjoyed chemistry, or advanced algebra or Shakespeare, but that class changed your future.

That critical class was taught by a teacher, and at the time you may not have had the time or the appropriate venue to thank your teacher. Today, Facebook gives former students a platform to thank their teachers. Continue Reading...

Go Green and Save Money by Reusing Supplies
posted by: Steph | August 02, 2010, 10:14 am   

The economic downturn doesn’t have to adversely affect schools thanks to efforts by local innovators who find ways to help schools, teachers, and students get the supplies they need.

The schools of Montgomery County, Maryland, have benefited from innovator Louise Newcomer who founded Drive for Supplies, an organization that keeps unused supplies out of landfills and puts them in the hands of students who will use them. Continue Reading...

19 Finalists Vie for Federal Funds
posted by: Steph | July 28, 2010, 02:42 pm   

Finalists in the second round of the Race to the Top (RTTT) program are preparing to present their cases to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the RTTT peer reviewers who will adjust each state’s scores based on their presentations. Some speculate that the presentations during the first weeks of August won’t substantially alter the scores, because scores changed little after interviews in RTTT’s first round. Continue Reading...

Race to the Top Round 2 Finalists Named
posted by: Colin | July 27, 2010, 03:33 pm   

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced today the eighteen states plus D.C. who have a chance to compete for the final round of the Race to the Top funding program. $3.4 billion is still up for grabs after Delaware and Tennessee received $600 million in round one. Continue Reading...

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