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Reform Matters: November 15, 2016
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2016, 07:49 pm   
Calling All Great Teachers!

Great teachers deserve recognition. TNTP's Fishman Prize honors 100 inspiring public school teachers each year for their ability to create challenging and engaging classrooms for all of their students. Four winners receive $25,000 and six finalists receive $1,000.

Apply or nominate a colleague today!

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Union Spending Alarming to Rank and File?
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2016, 11:02 am   

 

Yet again, the teachers unions are among the largest political funders in local and national elections alike from coast to coast.

 

In addition to early presidential endorsements by both the AFT and NEA, the largest teachers unions in the nation spent a whopping combined total of $32.2 million dollars during in the 2016 election cycle as of the September 30th FEC reporting period. And that number is bound to be even higher when 4th quarter reporting numbers come in.

 

But that's not even the half of it.

 

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Watch Your Students’ Stories Come to Life…Onstage!
posted by: Alana | November 11, 2016, 04:14 pm   

Guest post by Katie Colletta

 

Are you looking for new ways to encourage your students to explore their creative writing? The Old Creamery Theatre needs stories from your students to use in its brand-new show, Best Quest, which will be seen by over 50,000 people in 2017!

 

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What the 2016 Election Means for Education
posted by: Alana | November 09, 2016, 04:30 pm   

 

Against all odds and predictions, Donald J. Trump secured a victory in the 2016 election. But that wasn't the only noteworthy outcome at the polls. Here are a few more key decisions made by voters across the U.S. we think you should follow:

 

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Member Spotlight: How Allyson White's AAE Classroom Grant Made the Difference
posted by: Alana | November 08, 2016, 03:12 pm   

Considering applying for an AAE Teacher Scholarship or Classroom Grant but not sure how to put your ideas on paper? Here's an example of a past winner whose award made all the difference for her students.

 

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