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According to an editorial in The Star-Ledger, the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) has ensured that New Jersey will receive none of the $4 billion dollars available to states in the Race to the Top program. The NJEA "bristled" at charter school expansion and remains fundamentally opposed to merit pay, two reforms President Obama has emphasized in the program.  Continue Reading...

Race to the Top Round 1 Finalists Named
posted by: Colin | March 04, 2010, 01:08 pm

Today the Department of Education announced the states that will advance as finalists for phase 1 of the Race to the Top competition. Race to the Top is a $4.35 billion effort to reward reforms, such as   Continue Reading...

Charter School Bill Dies in WV Senate, Unions Blamed
posted by: Colin | March 03, 2010, 11:08 am

West Virginia State Sen. Erik Wells, a Democrat representing Kanawha, killed his own charter schools bill, criticizing the unions who opposed the legislation. "Who's standing up for students of this state?" Wells asked during his speech on the senate floor, "It's not AFT, it's not WVEA." Sen. Wells accused the unions of attacking his family because he sends his daughter to private school. Although Sen. Wells was elected in 2006 with union support, one teacher union has endorsed Wells' primary opponent.  Continue Reading...

Welcome to the New AAE Website
posted by: Colin | February 01, 2010, 10:52 am

If this is your first visit to, be sure to bookmark us now (or press ctrl+D).

The new AAE website includes some useful and fun new features, as well as all of the great material you are used to finding on the old AAE website.

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LA Teachers Union Encouraged to Sue Over Charters
posted by: Colin | October 26, 2009, 12:00 am

The Los Angeles teachers union has been advised by their lawyers to sue the Los Angeles Unified School District to prevent schools from being turned over to charter school operators. United Teachers Los Angeles, a 48,000-member joint affiliate of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, received the recommendation in a memo last month, which was subsequently leaked to the Los Angeles Times.   Continue Reading...

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