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AAE Federal Update October 25, 2010
posted by: Alix | October 25, 2010, 12:00 am   

DoEd Addresses Bullying Epidemic

In the wake of two recent suicides in connection to bullying, school systems across the country are reevaluating their policies relating to school discipline and harassment. Continue Reading...
NYC Teachers Union Fights to Keep Test Scores Secret
posted by: Alix | October 25, 2010, 11:51 am   

The New York City school system announced plans last week to work with the media to publish "value-added" scores and other data from nearly 12,000 teachers. For years, the information has been seen in private by administrators and the teachers themselves; however this release would allow the general public to see the raw data that's spells out teacher performance and student achievement. Continue Reading...
Broad Prize Awarded to Gwinnett County, GA
posted by: Alix | October 22, 2010, 08:43 am   

This week the Broad Prize for Urban Education was awarded to Gwinnett County School District in Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. The annual award honors an urban school district that exemplifies not only student achievement but narrowing the gaps in achievement among diverse income and ethnic groups. Considered the most prestigious education accolade, the $1 million Broad Prize is awarded in the form of college scholarships to district graduates. Continue Reading...
Speculation over Rhee’s Future
posted by: Alix | October 21, 2010, 11:00 am   

Since jumping on the education reform scene in 2007, Michelle Rhee has been described as everything from abrasive to a true hero. She had never been a school superintendent of any school system before, but by the end of the year, she was on the cover of Time magazine, solidifying her place in education reform history. After her boss' loss of the D.C. mayoral primary, Rhee resigned from her post and now rumors are swirling about where her next position will be. Continue Reading...
Paying Attention to Bullying
posted by: Jill | October 20, 2010, 09:21 am   

Question: What do People magazine and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have in common? Continue Reading...

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