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Reform Matters: February 25th, 2015

posted by Alix | February 25, 2015, 05:45 PM



The Association of American Educators (AAE), recently released its annual member survey about the nation's most talked-about education and labor policies. Survey results show progressive stances toward education reforms, particularly with regard to school choice, technology, teacher preparation, leadership, and collective bargaining.

Following the release of the survey, AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner penned an opinion editorial about the changing teacher sentiments and the disconnect between teacher unions and the growing non-union teacher movement. We hope that you take a moment to examine the results of our policy survey and share the findings with your stakeholders.

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Incorporating Montessori Principles in a Traditional Classroom

posted by Melissa | February 26, 2015, 10:07 AM


Maria Montessori is one of the most recognized names in education.  She was the first female physician in Italy and dedicated her life to children.  Quickly moving beyond a child’s physical care,  Montessori developed an interest in education and developed a series of practices that were both rooted in science and revolutionized the way that educators thought about student learning.


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Heart Wrenching Tale of Union Oppression – as Told by Their Very Own Teacher of the Year

posted by Alana | February 24, 2015, 10:04 PM


Just this month, Minnesota Teacher of the Year Tom Rademacher wrote a narrative in the Education Post about his experience with the teachers union that bestowed him such a title. And to put it bluntly, despite his support of the union model, his union expose describes a less than enthusiastic account of his involvement.

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