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AAE State Policy Update May 16, 2011
posted by: Alix | May 16, 2011, 02:05 pm
When the dust settles on 2011 legislative session, states across the country will be dealing with some of the most sweeping changes in education and labor policy in generations. For months, tough-talking governors and state legislatures have been in the process of pushing through legislation that seeks to curb union power and implement sweeping education reforms. While each state is experiencing reform on different levels, it is impossible to ignore that this year will have an impact on the entire country's education outlook for years to come.   Continue Reading...
AAE State Policy Update May 10, 2011
posted by: Alix | May 10, 2011, 11:11 am
As the 2011 legislative session draws closer to its end, tough-talking governors and state legislatures across the country are proceeding with legislation that seeks to implement sweeping education and labor reforms. While each state is experiencing reform on different levels, it is impossible to ignore the ground-breaking changes that will undoubtedly change the face of education in this country in the coming years.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update May 4, 2011
posted by: Alix | May 04, 2011, 02:53 pm
Teacher Appreciation & Charter School WeekThis week, May 2-8, 2011, is both National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter Schools Week. AAE is pleased to recognize both American educators and charter schools this week and every day. It goes without saying that AAE is not only a committed supporter of American educators but charter schools as well. This week is a special occasion for our members in all educational settings.   Continue Reading...
AAE Celebrates Teachers & Charters This Week
posted by: Alix | May 02, 2011, 11:06 am
This week, May 2-8, 2011, is both National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter Schools Week. AAE is pleased to recognize both American educators and charter schools this week and every day. Read Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's statement on the occasion here.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update April 18, 2011
posted by: Alix | April 18, 2011, 07:10 pm
U.S. Supreme Courts Rules in Favor of Tax Credits   Continue Reading...
Seniors Going Strong in the Classroom
posted by: Alix | April 15, 2011, 10:26 am

In a time when we continually hear about the challenges of maintaining a thriving teacher workforce, the thought of someone teaching until well past typical retirement age seems mindboggling. We are constantly bombarded with headlines and statistics about burn-out rates and shortages, but rarely do we hear success stories about educators who have truly committed their lives to helping students.

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Union Legislation Developments
posted by: Alix | April 11, 2011, 11:07 am
Beginning in Wisconsin, legislation aimed at curbing union power, advancing education reform policy, and ending forced unionism has spread across the country. Currently states in every part of the country are in various stages of passing their own laws as the protests and debates rage on. The national unions and their state counterparts are on the defensive, organizing large ballot initiative campaigns and considering increasing their dues to pay for their efforts to preserve their monopolies. Make sure to follow the news in your state by reading AAE's daily blog posts.   Continue Reading...
Union Battle Progress
posted by: Alix | April 04, 2011, 11:26 am
Since the news in Wisconsin broke, more than 12 states have adopted similar legislation aimed at curbing union power, advancing education reform policy, and ending forced unionism. The national unions and their state counterparts have proven that regardless of outcomes in the legislature, they will fight on in court- spending countless dollars on organizing ballot initiatives and recalls. Make sure to follow the news in your state by reading AAE's daily blog posts.   Continue Reading...
The Great Cursive Debate
posted by: Alix | April 01, 2011, 08:25 am
Most adults today remember countless hours spent practicing their cursive in elementary school. These days it's hard to remember when we last used the skill, unless maybe to sign a check. According to reports, cursive instruction is dying out all over the country. Will the once staple of a grammar school education go the way of the abacus for today's children?   Continue Reading...
News Study Sheds Light on KIPP Charter Schools
posted by: Alix | March 31, 2011, 10:21 am
The Knowledge is Power Program, or KIPP, has been celebrated as one of the most ground breaking networks of charter schools in the country. KIPP's success in significantly narrowing race and income based achievement gaps has been proven in study after study due to their aggressive and innovative approach to student learning. While KIPP's student outcomes success has been researched at length, a new study by Western Michigan University researchers sheds light on KIPP individual students and funding.   Continue Reading...
Gary Beckner op-ed on Unions' Role in Blocking School Choice
posted by: Alix | January 31, 2011, 10:37 am
AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed as featured on the Washington Examiner's website:   Continue Reading...
New Film Highlights Problems in Education
posted by: Alix | January 25, 2011, 11:01 am
In the wake of such films as Waiting for "Superman" and The Cartel comes a new documentary series called Kids Aren't Cars. Slated for release in February, the series of mini-documentaries will showcase the negative impact organized labor has had on education.   Continue Reading...
Welcome to National School Choice Week
posted by: Alix | January 24, 2011, 11:21 am
The first ever National School Choice Week started yesterday! This week, January 23-29, groups of students, parents, and teachers are joining hands in supporting choice in education. Grassroots organizations from all over the country are celebrating this monumental occasion with events in almost every state.   Continue Reading...
This week, AAE announced the final round of scholarship recipients that will receive complimentary registrations to the 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference.   Continue Reading...
Christie Approves New Charter Schools in New Jersey
posted by: Alix | January 20, 2011, 11:37 am
As a champion of education reform, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has made good on his promise to expand charter schools in the Garden State. This week the Christie administration approved 23 new charter schools ranging from traditional schools, to single-sex learning environments and an online learning school.   Continue Reading...
Gary Beckner op-ed on School Choice
posted by: Alix | January 12, 2011, 10:53 am
AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed on National School Choice Week as featured on Townhall Magazine's website:   Continue Reading...
AAE is In For School Choice in 2011
posted by: Alix | January 05, 2011, 03:25 pm
The following statement can be attributed to the Association of American Educators Executive Director Gary Beckner.This new year the Association of American Educators gladly joins hands with other professional associations and groups of teachers, parents, and students to support school choice during National School Choice Week, January 23-29. The movement calls for an effective education system that has the flexibility to personalize and motivate students and allows parents to choose the learning environment that is best suited for their child.   Continue Reading...
Teacher-Run Schools Gaining Popularity
posted by: Alix | January 04, 2011, 10:26 am
A public charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota has been gaining national attention for its innovative vision and spin on learning. The Avalon School is a teacher-run school with no administrators, secretaries or even librarians. This school and others like it have been gaining steam as a means to challenge the classic public school environment, and according to a new study, are producing results.   Continue Reading...
The Cartel Examines New Jersey Schools
posted by: Alix | December 21, 2010, 09:27 am
Throughout the summer and fall, the whole country has been talking about education and education reform. Everyone from Oprah to AAE's own Gary Beckner have been talking about movies like Waiting for "Superman" as groundbreaking films that challenge our perceptions of education in America. One film about the state of education in New Jersey has been receiving critical acclaim, yet has not received the kind of national media attention of "Superman". The Cartel, out on DVD this week, is a chilling portrayal of education in the Garden State.   Continue Reading...
Study: Poor Performing Schools Rarely Get Shut Down
posted by: Alix | December 16, 2010, 12:00 am

Despite tough talk from politicians, school officials and reformers, underperforming schools are rarely closed according to a new study.  Released this week by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, the report finds that low-performing public schools—both charter and traditional schools—are often resistant to significant change and are rarely closed completely.

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