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Book Review: In Defense of a Liberal Education
posted by: Melissa | June 17, 2015, 12:52 PM   


In the clamor surrounding STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and the importance of preparing students for a tech-centered world, some stakeholders may be tempted to push other subjects aside.  This would be a mistake, argues Fareed Zakaria in his new book In Defense of a Liberal Education.


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Quality Student Teaching Programs Increase Retention Rate
posted by: Guest contributor | June 17, 2015, 09:39 AM   

By Conner Dunleavy


A recent study by the American Institute for Research found that 82 percent of new teachers who were trained in vigorous, long-term student teaching programs - such as the program by Chicago-based nonprofit Urban Teacher Residency United - were still in the teaching profession after 5 years on the job.

These findings seem to demonstrate the correlation between longer-term mentorships for new teachers and their ability to effectively perform alone in the classroom.

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Union Attacks School Board Member for Sharing AAE
posted by: Guest contributor | June 16, 2015, 10:29 AM   

By Conner Dunleavy


The Collier County Educator’s Association in Florida has threatened to take legal action against School Board Member Kelly Lichter as an attempt to silence her efforts to make local educators aware of their professional options for association membership.


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Reform Matters: June 3rd, 2015
posted by: Alix | June 03, 2015, 04:11 PM   
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Volume 3, Issue 19: June 3, 2015

Spotlight: AAE Public Charter School Teachers Speak Out

Ms. Becky Baird: "One of the best things about teaching in a charter school is having the freedom to be a master teacher through innovation, high expectations and a level of autonomy teachers in conventional education only dream about. Charter schools allow teachers the freedom to teach using their ingenuity, creativity and energy to focus on content rather than preparing for standardized tests. It's why people go into education in the first place - to teach, teach, teach!" Click here to read more.

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Navigating the Murky Waters of Reciprocity
posted by: Melissa | May 26, 2015, 01:31 PM   


There was a time when educators could count on being granted their license and then spending the rest of their career in a single state, district, or even school.  More and more often this is no longer the case.  As the economy changes,  the teaching force continues to evolve.  This is amplified by the fact that the distribution of teachers is not even across the country.  While many communities, mostly urban, are experiencing shortages of teachers, others have a surplus.  Teachers in areas with a surplus may well move to an area with a shortage, gain experience, and then apply in their desired state once they are more established.


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