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Education Taking a Higher Profile in National Discussion
posted by: Alix | October 05, 2012, 09:18 AM
As the presidential election heats up, both President Obama and Governor Romney have taken strong positions on education reform and the role of the federal government. These opinions were clearly outlined in last night's presidential election, as both candidates conveyed their plans to reform America's struggling education system.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update October 2, 2012
posted by: Alix | October 02, 2012, 04:35 PM
Governor Romney Discusses Common Core at Education Nation During last week's Education Nation summit, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told NBC's Brian Williams that he doesn't think the federal government should provide support-financial or otherwise-for common core standards, which have been adopted by forty-six states and the District of Columbia.   Continue Reading...
Keeping students in school has been a problem in school districts nationwide. In urban areas, studies have shown that just 50% of students graduate with a high school diploma. Across the country, efforts to curb school absenteeism and truancy vary from extravagant to practical, with a plethora of measures in between.   Continue Reading...
Teachers Fall Victim to Cyberbullying
posted by: Alix | October 01, 2012, 09:28 AM
Cyberbullying, or the use of the internet and related technologies to harm other people, has become a very real threat to American students. Unable to simply "unplug" at the end of the day, students from across the country are experiencing relentless and often anonymous teasing and threats via social networking websites and blogs. While coverage has overwhelmingly focused on student victims, teachers are now beginning to feel the adverse affects of cyberbullying. In North Carolina, a law aimed at protecting teachers has sparked conservation about online educator harassment.   Continue Reading...
With the teaching profession growing and evolving, one theme that remains constant is the fact that effective teachers are the key to student success. In the Washington, D.C. Public Schools (DCPS), human resource personnel are videotaping potential hires to screen for effectiveness as part of a renewed effort to hire quality teachers. These classroom "auditions" allow principals and administrators to view sample lessons in front of real students in order to gauge skill level and boost hiring selectivity.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: September 27, 2012
posted by: Alix | September 26, 2012, 08:15 AM

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online biweekly publication, Reform Matters. This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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“Won’t Back Down” Hits Theaters This Friday
posted by: Alix | September 25, 2012, 10:57 AM
This weekend, a feature film highlighting struggling schools and parent and teacher empowerment will be released to theaters everywhere. "Won't Back Down," opening this Friday, September 28, gives moviegoers the opportunity to watch a film that pairs Hollywood entertainment with a message about American education reform.   Continue Reading...
NBC Holds 3rd Annual Education Nation
posted by: Alix | September 24, 2012, 09:41 AM
Education in America takes center stage as NBC News kicks off the third annual Education Nation summit this week. The event is a chance for some of the leading minds in the country to work together toward meaningful education reform.   Continue Reading...
New Study: Segregation Prominent in American Schools
posted by: Alix | September 20, 2012, 11:35 AM
The United States is an increasingly multiracial society, with white students accounting for just over half of all students in public schools. According to data from the US Department of Education, while our demographics are shifting nationwide, white students are still largely concentrated in schools with little diversity. According to a new report by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, minority students — particularly African American and Latino students — are isolated from their white counterparts in record numbers.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update September 18, 2012
posted by: Alix | September 18, 2012, 12:29 PM

Federal Leaders Comment on Chicago Teacher Strike

 

As the Chicago teacher strike enters into its second week, federal leaders continue to comment on the national implications this situation will have on education and labor policy for years to come.   Continue Reading...
The Value of Substitute Teachers vs. Community Volunteers
posted by: Alix | September 18, 2012, 11:39 AM
Paying for substitute teachers is traditionally a difficult task for many cash-strapped districts across the country. Earlier this month, the Nampa School Board in Nampa, Idaho approved a controversial new policy that allows community volunteers to serve as unpaid substitutes. The school district's decision has sparked a national dialogue on the merits of substitute teachers nationwide.   Continue Reading...
Center for Education Reform Releases Parent Power Index Tool
posted by: Alix | September 17, 2012, 11:07 AM

With the release of the highly-anticipated movie Won't Back Down just around the corner, many parents viewing the movie will undoubtedly leave the theater inspired to take up the same fight as the dedicated mothers in the film. Fortunately there is a new tool for parents and other education stakeholders to inform them about their own child's education from the Center for Education Reform (CER). Released this week, the new Parent Power Index ranks the states based on how much power parents have over their children's education.

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Earlier this month, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute released a groundbreaking study by the District Management Council's Nathan Levenson on how to improve both the quality and efficiency of special education. According to the results, the amount of money spent by school districts on special education varies greatly around the country. In contrast to the status-quo opinion, some districts that spend less than others are getting better academic outcomes for students.

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Reform Matters: September 12, 2012
posted by: Alix | September 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online biweekly publication, Reform Matters. This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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Using QR Codes to Enhance a Classroom Library
posted by: Alix | September 11, 2012, 08:28 AM
A QR code (short for "Quick Response Code") is a form of barcode that, when scanned, can take you to virtually any online destination of the creator's choosing. QR codes have exploded in popularity in the past couple of years as more and more individuals have begun to carry with them the mobile technology needed to scan such codes. The primary business-based use of QR codes is related to advertising: companies love placing these codes on their products as a tool designed to get prospects and current customers to their websites or to other information about their products.   Continue Reading...
Gary Beckner op-ed on 2012-2013 School Year
posted by: Alix | September 06, 2012, 08:58 AM
AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed on the new school year as featured on Townhall Magazine's website:   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update September 4, 2012
posted by: Alix | September 04, 2012, 05:41 PM
Secretary Duncan Speaks to Teachers about New School Year As students and teachers begin a new school year, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently told a group of more than 800 teachers that "teaching is hard work." In setting the tone for the 2012-2013 academic year, Secretary Duncan challenged educators and commented that teaching has become more difficult as education reforms take hold in classrooms across the country.   Continue Reading...
Secretary Duncan Speaks to Teachers about New School Year
posted by: Alix | September 04, 2012, 11:38 AM
As students and teachers begin a new school year, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently told a group of more than 800 teachers that "teaching is hard work." In setting the tone for the 2012-2013 academic year, Secretary Duncan challenged educators and commented that teaching has become more difficult as education reforms take hold in classrooms across the country.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: August 31, 2012
posted by: Alix | August 31, 2012, 12:00 AM

Welcome to the 3rd issue of the Association of American Educators' online biweekly publication, Reform Matters. This new education reform-focused publication will feature both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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With the Republican National Convention (RNC) in full swing this week, high-profile Republican leaders have turned their attention to the growing education crisis in the United States. Never before have we seen this kind of attention given to education on a national stage. This renewed focus has signaled that education reform will be an emerging campaign issue in the months ahead. In fiery speeches, GOP leaders spoke about K-12 education by battering President Obama and teachers unions—as they called for a new direction in American education reform.   Continue Reading...
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