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Federal Update: January 14, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | January 14, 2013, 05:27 pm
Longer School Year: Helpful or Harmful?Recently, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee transitioned to a three-year pilot program that adds 300 hours to the school year. The program will affect nearly 20,000 students in 40 schools. The news comes on the heels of bipartisan recommendations from federal lawmakers and reform advocates who are calling for increased instruction time.   Continue Reading...
Longer School Year: Helpful or Harmful?
posted by: Ruthie | January 14, 2013, 05:22 pm
Recently, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee transitioned to a three-year pilot program that adds 300 hours to the school year. The program will affect nearly 20,000 students in 40 schools. The news comes on the heels of bipartisan recommendations from both lawmakers and reform advocates who are calling for increased instruction time.   Continue Reading...
Common Core: What’s Next for School Systems?
posted by: Ruthie | January 11, 2013, 02:35 pm
This week, AAE staff has the pleasure of attending the American Enterprise Institute's event entitled, "Common Core: What's Next for School Systems?" The panel included several influential education advocates including, Eric J. Becoats, superintendent of Durham Public Schools, David Coleman from the College Board, John Deasy, superintendent of Los Angeles Public Schools, and Joanne Weiss from the U.S. Department of Education. The panel addressed the various concerns and developments associated with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), currently adopted by 45 states.   Continue Reading...
Study: Classroom Design Matters
posted by: Ruthie | January 07, 2013, 02:04 pm
For years, researchers have understood that the classroom environment can have an effect on student learning. Whether that means having a comfortable chair, a great desk, or a place to get some exercise, teachers and students both need functional spaces to teach and learn. According to a recent study, school design can impact student learning by as much as 25% in early grades.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: January 3, 2013
posted by: Alix | January 03, 2013, 04:52 pm
Happy New Year! 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.   Continue Reading...
The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal and Education Spending
posted by: Ruthie | January 03, 2013, 04:09 pm
Following an eventful holiday season, yesterday President Obama signed legislation designed to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and prevent automatic spending cuts across all government agencies. The measure was passed just in time to delay the cuts until March. Federal education programs will be spared from deep cuts, but only temporarily.   Continue Reading...
AAE is in for National School Choice Week 2013!
posted by: Alix | January 02, 2013, 11:31 am
Happy New Year! AAE is thrilled to once again join with other like-minded education organizations and schools in participating in National School Choice Week this January 27- February 2.   Continue Reading...
Common Core: The Non-Fiction Conundrum
posted by: Melissa | December 12, 2012, 03:49 pm
Awareness of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) seems to finally be penetrating the public at large. Unfortunately, the new standards are also being met with a large amount of misinformation. Recent controversial articles have asserted that the new language arts reading standards will be detrimental to traditional English classes nationwide.   Continue Reading...
Right-to-Work Bill Passed in Michigan
posted by: Ruthie | December 11, 2012, 04:08 pm
Today, lawmakers in Michigan approved Right-to-Work legislation by a 58-51 vote. The controversial saga over freedom of choice for workers is drawing not just national attention, but also thousands of union-led protesters to the Capitol grounds today. Governor Rick Snyder is expected to sign the measure this week.   Continue Reading...
Five States to Increase Class Time
posted by: Ruthie | December 07, 2012, 09:44 am
In an effort to boost student achievement and prepare students for jobs in a global economy, five states have announced they will add 300 hours or more of class time to the school calendar.   Continue Reading...
Federal Update: December 4, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | December 04, 2012, 09:34 am
U.S. Department of Education Releases New Report on National Graduation RatesLast week, the U.S. Department of Education released a new state-by-state graduation rate report. The data details four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-11 – the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: November 29, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | November 29, 2012, 02:09 pm
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.   Continue Reading...
Foundation for Excellence in Education Hosts National Summit
posted by: Ruthie | November 28, 2012, 03:45 pm
Yesterday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the Foundation for Excellence in Education kicked off their 5th annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform, in Washington, D.C. This high-profile conference provides participants with an opportunity to attend briefings, discussions, and debates on the latest research, programs, and policies for raising student achievement.   Continue Reading...
Last week at an annual luncheon hosted in the nation's capital, the Department of Education honored 314 schools across the country as the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools.   Continue Reading...
Teach for America Recruits Veterans to Fight for Education
posted by: Ruthie | November 12, 2012, 02:06 pm
Teach For America, one of the leading teacher training programs in the country, recently launched an initiative to recruit top military veterans to underserved classrooms.   Continue Reading...
This morning, AAE staff members had the pleasure of attending an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) education policy event in Washington, D.C. With the 2012 election fresh on the minds of all attendees, AEI hosted a discussion answering the question, "What will the 2012 election mean for education?"   Continue Reading...
Federal Update November 7, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | November 07, 2012, 02:51 pm
The 2012 Election: The Education ImpactThe votes are in and the people have spoken. President Obama's re-election means four more years of unprecedented federal education spending and education reform-minded competitive grants. As the dust settles on the 2012 election, experts are predicting a continuation of an active Department of Education and changes to some controversial state education laws.   Continue Reading...
The 2012 Election: The Education Impact
posted by: Ruthie | November 07, 2012, 02:30 pm
The votes are in and the people have spoken. President Obama's re-election means four more years of unprecedented federal education spending and education reform-minded competitive grants. As the dust settles on the 2012 election, experts are predicting a continuation of an active Department of Education and changes to some controversial state education laws.   Continue Reading...
Countdown to Election Day: The Education Impact
posted by: Ruthie | November 01, 2012, 03:14 pm
Education has been a consistent theme in the 2012 presidential campaign. Although each candidate offers a different solution to improving America's education system, both President Obama and Governor Romney acknowledge that education reform is a critical part of their political platform. Regardless of the outcome next week, it is clear that the 2012 election will have a lasting impact on federal spending and K-12 education for years to come.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: October 29, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | October 29, 2012, 11:54 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.   Continue Reading...
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