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Students Sent Home for Wearing American Flags on Cinco de Mayo
posted by: Colin | May 06, 2010, 10:41 am   

At Live Oak High School in California, several students were sent home for wearing shirts featuring American flags to school yesterday, Cinco de Mayo. The students, frustrated to be punished for displaying American flags, refused to turn their shirts inside out and were sent home to their equally frustrated parents. Administrators claimed the shirts were "incendiary" on a day when many in the school celebrate their Mexican heritage. Continue Reading...

AAE Celebrates Charter Schools
posted by: Colin | May 04, 2010, 01:39 pm   

As well as being National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-8, 2010, is National Charter Schools Week. Read President Obama's proclamation here. Continue Reading...

AAE Appreciates Teachers, This Week and Always
posted by: Colin | May 03, 2010, 09:44 am   

This week our nation pays special attention to educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week, and, in particular, on National Teacher Appreciation Day, tomorrow, Tuesday May 4th. Students and parents are encouraged to recognize outstanding teachers. We here at AAE proudly celebrate teachers each and every day. Continue Reading...

AAE News
Politics Supersede Learning in NJ Schools
posted by: Steph | April 28, 2010, 11:55 am   

New Jersey high school students are learning about political activism firsthand this week as they staged walkouts to protest Gov. Chris Christie's proposed education budget cuts. Nearly 18,000 students signed up to participate in a Facebook event titled, "Protest NJ Education Cuts - State Wide School Walk Out." Michelle Ryan Lauto, an 18-year old college student, started the Facebook page in protest to Gov. Christie's proposed reduction of direct aid to over 600 school districts by as much as 5 percent of each district's operating budget. Continue Reading...

New Jersey Update: Voters Say No to School Budgets
posted by: Colin | April 22, 2010, 09:53 am   

With 58% of school district voters defeating their local budget, some are declaring at least a partial victory for Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), including the governor himself who called the election a "watershed moment." Victory or not, New Jersey voters usually approve 70% of school district budgets and this year marks the most budgets defeated since 1976. Continue Reading...
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