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AAE Signs on to Statement in Support of Quality Teachers
posted by: Melissa | February 01, 2017, 01:21 pm   

Although everything is up for debate in the world of education, one thing that is crystal clear is the effect of good teachers on student achievement.  The science remains consistent: quality teachers have the biggest effect on student learning.

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Welcome to National School Choice Week 2017!
posted by: Alix | January 23, 2017, 10:39 am   

National School Choice Week is here!  AAE will be celebrating with teachers across the country this week. Amazingly, 6.4 million Americans will be participating in 21,392 total events.

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Students Use Architecture to Learn Geometry
posted by: Melissa | January 25, 2017, 04:26 pm   

Thanks to a grant from the Newton Education Foundation (NEF), 56 fourth and fifth graders from Middle Ridge Elementary School (MRES) have the opportunity to work in an innovative project to build a model city. Part of the project included a trip to an architectural firm in Atlanta.

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Raising the Standards in History Education
posted by: Melissa | January 23, 2017, 10:15 am   


For decades, historical literacy in the United States has been on the decline, a result of nearly a century of de-emphasizing the teaching of history in US schools. Starting with the combining of history and several other subjects into the "social studies," it eventually led to lowering the number of required classes and the waning of how important the subject has been perceived. It has continued up through the modern era. Social studies was one of the few non-tested subjects in the No Child Left Behind bill, and as a consequence had less class time devoted to it. In recent years, as efforts were made to unify standards in other subjects, social studies instead received a 'framework,' and there was no significant effort made by states to adopt it.


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Exercise: An Essential Tool in Classroom Management
posted by: Melissa | January 19, 2017, 08:53 am   

When teachers speak of classroom management, they often focus on what happens inside the classroom, but a new study seems to suggest that the types of activities students participate in outside of the classroom can have just as much, if not more, effect on behavior.

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