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Education Matters is the Official Newsletter of AAE


Education Matters is an easy-to-read and right-to-the-point monthly newsletter with interesting and informative articles with a refreshing perspective.

AAE members receive a printed copy of Education Matters by mail ten times each year.



Current Issue

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2014julycover

Education Matters
July 2014


Feature Articles:

  • "Opportunity Culture Models"
  • "The 'Social Justice' Math Equation"
  • "Summer Reading List"





Previous Issues

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2014juncover

Education Matters
June 2014


Feature Articles:

  • "Vermont Program Turns Professionals Into Teachers"
  • "Perspectives from a Retired Math Teacher"
  • "Survey: More Educators Think "Just the Right Amount" of Time is Spent on Testing"

2014maycover

Education Matters
May 2014


Feature Articles:

  • "Right Sizing"
  • "Career Path High Provides Innovative Education Model"
  • "AAE Introduces New Discount Program for Members"

2014aprcover

Education Matters
April 2014


Feature Articles:

  • "Legal Protection- Worth Its Weight in Gold"
  • "School Choice in Action: Wisconsin"
  • "AAE Partners With Eight Universities"

2014marcover

Education Matters
March 2014


Feature Articles:

  • "For Teachers, Wired Classrooms Pose New Management Concerns"
  • "Changes In Our Math Students Progressing Through the Common Core Math"
  • "10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Spring Break"

2014febcover

Education Matters
February 2014: Annual Membership Survey Edition


Feature Articles:

  • "Teachers Speak Out: 2014 Annual Membership Survey"
  • "Scholarships and Grants"
  • "Indiana Career Academy Charter School Takes Innovative Approach to Education"

2014jancover

Education Matters
January 2014: School Choice Edition


Feature Articles:

  • "Inside the Nation's Biggest Experiment in School Choice"
  • "AAE Signs onto National School Choice Week 2014"
  • "Q&A with AAE Member on School Choice"

2013deccover

Education Matters
December 2013: Common Core Edition


Feature Articles:

  • "The Fordham Foundation's Case for the Common Core Standards"
  • "Another View from the Education Actions Group: Common Core is Wrong for America?"
  • "Fact-checking Attacks on the Common Core Standards"

2013novcover

Education Matters
November 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "Teacher Pay and Master's Degrees"
  • "The State of Teacher Retention in Urban Schools"
  • "Arkansas Member Reflects on Tenure As Current Teacher of the Year"

2013sepcover

Education Matters
October 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "What Parents Want: Education Preferences and Trade-Offs"
  • "Visual Literacy in Japanese (and American?) Classrooms"
  • "Idaho Member Wins Award for Stem Teaching"

2013sepcover

Education Matters
September 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "Tougher Requirements Ahead for Teacher Prep"
  • "How (and Why) to Flip Your Classroom"
  • "AAE Members Reach New Heights"

2013augcover1

Education Matters
August 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "Solving the PD Puzzle"
  • "10 Back-to-School Tips"
  • "Getting Involved With AAE in the New School Year"

2013julcover

Education Matters
July 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers"
  • "Top Ten Summer Reads"
  • "Report: Practice Makes Perfect"

2013juncover

Education Matters
June 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "Why School Culture Matters, and How to Improve It"
  • "How Blended Learning Saved My Teaching Career"
  • "Leslie Dodge Wins 9Teachers Who Care Award"

2013maycover

Education Matters
May 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "Happy Teachers: Resolve to Find Joy"
  • "Professional Development: It's Not All Workshops and Conferences"
  • "Member Mention: Tracie Happel Appointed Commissioner"

2013aprcover

Education Matters
April 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "Character Education"
  • "Top Ten Teacher Discounts"
  • "Transforming Technology in the Digital Age"

2013marchcover

Education Matters
March 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "International Case Study: Real Lessons from Finland"
  • "Ten Things You Should Know About Union Membership Numbers"
  • "Music Teacher Resources"

2012febcover

Education Matters
February 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "2013 AAE Membership Survey"
  • "AAE Foundation Awards Charter Student Group Service Project Award"
  • "Members Nationwide Receive Scholarships & Grants"
and more, including an article on New Year's Resolutions!

2012jancover

Education Matters
January 2013


Feature Articles:

  • "The Future of School Choice"
  • "Celebrate Teachers, Celebrate Choice"
  • "Reading List: School Choice"
and more, including an article on New Year's Resolutions!

2012deccover

Education Matters
December 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "MI Educators Declare Independence From Union"
  • "Teachers Fall Victim to Cyberbullying"
  • "Reading Lists: Great Reads for the Holiday Break"
and more, including an article on inspiring reading motivation.

2012novcover

Education Matters
November 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "Boosting the Quality and Efficiency of Special Education"
  • "The Constitution Reader"
  • "Purposeful Learning with Modern Technologies"
and more, including information about teacher dress codes.

2012octcover

Education Matters
October 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "New Poll Shows Nation Divided over Public Education"
  • "Positive Phone Calls Home"
  • "AAE Code of Ethics"
and more, including information about teacher dress codes.

2012septcover

Education Matters
September 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "Transformations"
  • "AAE Legal Services"
  • "Withitness: Being Aware of
    What’s Going on in the Classroom"
and more, including AAE Foundation scholarship and grant news.

2012augcover

Education Matters
August 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "Getting Involved with AAE"
  • "Staying Healthy in the New School Year"
  • "Getting More out Your Teacher Evaluations"
and more, including tips for new teachers.

2012junecover

Education Matters
June/July 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "CA Teachers Declare Independence from Union"
  • "The Flipped Classroom"
  • "The Professional Educator Resume"
and more, including an introduction to the new AAE Charters School Website.

2012maycover

Education Matters
May 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "The Politics of Education"
  • "Public School Class Size"
  • "Dealing with Bossy Students"
and more, including tips on developing relationships with parents.

2012aprilcover

Education Matters
April 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "Liberal Arts vs. Technical Training"
  • "New iPad App for Educators"
  • "The Decline of Text Books"
and more, including education news from Washington, D.C..

2012marcover

Education Matters
March 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "Under the Microscope: Science Standards"
  • "Class Size"
  • "Teacher's Choice"
and more, including education news from Washington, D.C..

2012febcover

Education Matters
February 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "Teacher Burnout"
  • "Parents Who Litigate"
  • "A Plan for Technology Professional Development"
and more, including tips on where to apply for grants.

2012jancover

Education Matters
January 2012


Feature Articles:

  • "School Violence: What Teachers Must Know"
  • "Laying the Foundation"
  • "The Status of Charter School Unionization"
and more, including a member-submitted article about the downsides of technology.

2011deccover

Education Matters
December 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Becoming an Engaging Teacher"
  • "The Phantom Teacher"
  • "Why Digital Learning will Liberate Teachers"
and more, including an update on federal education policy.

2011septcover

Education Matters
November 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "You Speak Out"
  • "Best Practices Weekly"
  • "Choosing the Right Door to Education Reform"

2011septcover

Education Matters
October 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "The Big Shift"
  • "Protecting Your Career"
  • "Professional Tools You Might Have Overlooked"

2011septcover

Education Matters
September 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Lights, Camera, Action"
  • "AAEF Scholarships & Grants"
  • "Teaching in a Tech Driven World"

2011augcover

Education Matters
August 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Attracting New Teachers"
  • "Back to School, Get Involved"
  • "The Next Innovation"

2011julycover

Education Matters
July 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "The Hope and Promise of Charter Schools"
  • "natives and Pioneers: Digital Education"
  • "Secretary Duncan's Call to Action on NCLB"

2011junecover

Education Matters
June 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Who Deserves Tenure?"
  • "Why I Oppose National Standards"
  • "Do the Right Thing"
and more, including an article about the federal education policy.

2011maycover

Education Matters
May 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Balancing Act"
  • "The 'Netflix' Model to Improve Literacy"
  • "The Folly of Team Projects"
and more, including an article about the federal education policy.

2011aprcoversm

Education Matters
April 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Doing the Right Thing"
  • "Debunking Myths about Online-Learning Teachers"
  • "Union Legislation Spreads across the U.S."
and more, including an article about the dangers of texting for teachers.

2011marcoversm

Education Matters
March 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "The Teachers Factor"
  • "Blueprint for Change"
  • "Winning Big in the Classroom"
and more, including an article about the dangers of texting for teachers.

2011febcover1

Education Matters
February 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Teachers: Whatever it Takes?"
  • "Educators: Know Your Role"
  • "The Case for Handwriting"

2010deccover

Education Matters
December 2010, January 2011


Feature Articles:

  • "Handling Bully Behavior"
  • "There is No 'War on Teachers'"
  • "Cheaters Welcome?"
and more, including an article about one CA teacher's educational rock band.

2010novcoversm

Education Matters
November 2010


Feature Articles:

  • "Teacher Assessment"
  • "Our Economics
    Knowledge Deficit"
  • "The All-Purpose Science Teacher'"
and more, including an article about Christmas in the classroom.

2010octcoversm

Education Matters
October 2010


Feature Articles:

  • "Lessons from the Frontlines of the Charter School Movement"
  • "Procedures in the Classroom"
  • "Waiting for 'Superman'"
and more, including an interview with Louisiana's 2010 Teacher of the Year

Education Matters
September 2010


Feature Articles:

and more, including iLearning.

Education Matters
July/August 2010


Feature Articles:

  • "Differentiated Instruction: Responding to each student’s learning needs"
  • "Who is the Real Marc Tucker: Visionary or Baloney Maker?"
  • "Returning to School: Are You Ready?"
and more, including The Edutainer.

Education Matters
June 2010


Feature Articles:

and more, including ESEA Reauthorization and Literary Kudzu.

Education Matters
May 2010


Feature Articles:

and more, including Rachel's Challenge and teachersdiary.com.

Education Matters
April 2010


Feature Articles:

  • "Teaching as Leadership"
  • "Special-Need Scholarships Save Money"
  • "Tomorrow's Inventors and Innovators"
and more, including "Public Education Quotes of the Decade."

Education Matters
March 2010


Feature Articles:

and more, including history class and NCLB II.

Education Matters
January/February 2010


Feature Articles:

and more, including a discussion about the seniority policy.

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