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December 2009 Education Matters: Declaring Independence
posted by: Colin | January 04, 2010, 09:24 am   

The December 2009 edition of Education Matters (now available for non-members to read and download) includes an article highlighting how a local teachers union in Washington state disaffiliated from the state and national teachers unions. In "Declaring Independence," read about how the local teachers freed themselves from the WEA and the NEA—and saved money. Continue Reading...

 
AAE's Tracey Bailey on MSNBC, Discussing Student Crucifixion Controversy
posted by: Colin | December 22, 2009, 02:33 pm   

AAE's Director of Education Policy, Tracey Bailey, appeared on Dr. Nancy on MSNBC last week to discuss a recent news story involving a school child being sent home and psychologically evaluated for drawing a crucifixion. Watch the interview.

For more on the story, here's a news report from Boston CBS-affiliate WBZ-TV.

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LA Teachers Union Encouraged to Sue Over Charters
posted by: Colin | October 26, 2009, 12:00 am   

The Los Angeles teachers union has been advised by their lawyers to sue the Los Angeles Unified School District to prevent schools from being turned over to charter school operators. United Teachers Los Angeles, a 48,000-member joint affiliate of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, received the recommendation in a memo last month, which was subsequently leaked to the Los Angeles Times. Continue Reading...

 
Hawaii School Year Shortened to Save Jobs
posted by: Colin | October 22, 2009, 08:57 am   

The Hawaii Department of Education and the Hawaii teachers union and government employees union have reached a deal that keeps the state from laying off teachers for two years during an unprecedented budget crisis. The cost? Hawaii, which already ranks 47th in 8th grade math and reading, is cutting their school year by 17 days. Teachers are taking a corresponding 8% pay cut, but there are no other cuts in benefits, vacation, holidays, or teacher planning days. Did anyone ask the students and parents if this is the right solution? Continue Reading...

 
Video: Social Networking Revolution
posted by: Colin | October 21, 2009, 11:01 am   

Is social media just a fad? A passing craze soon to be overtaken by another distraction? Or is this truly a new revolution in communication.


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