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Scholarship and Grant Spotlight: Deaf Storytellers Entertain Students, from AAE
posted by: Colin | June 10, 2010, 10:58 am   

The Association of American Educators has awarded a classroom grant to LaWanda Brewer, deaf and hard-of-hearing teacher at Becky-David Elementary in St. Charles, Missouri. The grant supported bringing deaf storytellers Peter Cook and Nina Wilson to students in the Francis Howell School District to celebrate the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Continue Reading...

Something Has to Give: Schools Cutting Lunch Options
posted by: Colin | June 09, 2010, 08:24 am   

"Food justice" advocates are in an uproar over New York City's plan to save $23.7 million by cutting meal choices, food-service workers, and free lunches. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mayor Bloomberg's proposal cuts the number of hot-meal options from three to two or from two to one, depending on how many are currently offered at the school. The plan also cuts 276 food service jobs and would cut the number of schools that receive free lunches. Continue Reading...

Scholarship and Grant Spotlight: ACT Prep Materials for Idaho High School, from NWPE
posted by: Colin | June 08, 2010, 08:22 am   

Northwest Professional Educators, Association of American Educators' state partner for Washington, Oregon and Idaho, awarded a classroom mini-grant to Kathy Muscat, guidance counselor at Jerome High School in Jerome, Idaho. The $300 award will fund ACT test preparation guides for the school's ACT test prep course. Continue Reading...

Politicians Targeting Teachers Unions in Budget Crunch
posted by: Colin | June 07, 2010, 08:31 am   

Politico reports that Republican and some Democratic politicians have turned on public workers and their labor unions—particularly teachers unions, including the NEA and the AFT. According to Politico, "public employee unions [are] emerging as an intransigent public enemy number one in cities and state capitals across the country." Continue Reading...

AAE Releases a History of the NEA: "Powerful Failure"
posted by: Colin | June 01, 2010, 08:33 am   

Powerful Failure: How the National Education Association Fails to Use Its Influence for Education is released today by the Association of American Educators. The booklet chronicles the development, growth, and politicization of the largest educators’ union in America, the National Education Association (NEA). Continue Reading...

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