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Member Spotlight: How Cristine Chang's AAE Classroom Grant Made the Difference
posted by: Alana | October 20, 2016, 10:20 am   


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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Introducing a New Computer Science Curriculum
posted by: Alana | October 17, 2016, 12:03 pm   


The world around us is rapidly changing.  It looks dramatically different than it did thirty years ago, twenty years ago, or even ten years ago.  Driving this change is the swiftness with which computer technology is growing and how much it is affecting our everyday life.  More and more, computers are being integrated into everyday parts of our lives.  There are now computers in our phones, our cars, and even our refrigerators!


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Reform Matters: October 13, 2016
posted by: Alana | October 14, 2016, 12:18 pm   

This Saturday, the NAACP Board of Directors is meeting to vote on a resolution proposing a moratorium on new public charter schools. The proposed resolution would ultimately reduce educational opportunities for African-American students, many of whom come from low-income families.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is requesting charter school advocates call the NAACP and let them know that these schools are working for African-American students in our country. Call (202) 759-6227 now to be connected to the NAACP.

For many urban families, charter schools are making it possible to do what affluent families have long been able to do: send their child to a successful school.
We need to act now to protect charter schools! Call (202) 759-6227 and ask the NAACP to vote against a moratorium on charter schools!

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Department of Education Releases Teacher Prep Regulations
posted by: Alana | October 13, 2016, 02:13 pm   

As former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan claimed "the system we have for training teachers lacks rigor, is out of step with the times, and is given to extreme grade inflation that leaves teachers unprepared and their future students at risk."

That's why, before he stepped down, Duncan set out to overhaul teacher preparation regulations.

This week, the USDE released new teacher preparation regulations that have generated a lot of buzz in teachers' lounges from coast to coast.

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My Day: Virtual School Teacher Amy Rosno
posted by: Alana | October 07, 2016, 11:06 am   

After teaching in a traditional brick and mortar 6:00 a.m. The commute school for ten years, I was offered the opportunity to teach for a virtual high school my school district was starting. I was thrilled at the opportunity as I always had a love for technology. Twelve years after accepting the position, I am still a virtual teacher and would struggle to go back to a traditional classroom.


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