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4.23.14 |  AAE Foundation Announces Spring 2014 National Teacher Scholarships & Classroom Grants Winners

Alexandria, VA– The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its National Scholarships and Grants Program award winners for the spring of 2014, with 16 teachers each receiving up to $500 for varied classroom projects and pursuits in their professional development. ......     Continue Reading...

3.31.14 |  Association of American Educators Partners with Eight Premiere Universities to Offer Discounted Degree Programs for Members

Alexandria, VA– The Association of American Educators (AAE), the nation’s largest national non-union teachers’ organization, is pleased to announce several new university partners that will offer AAE members discounted rates to pursue their Master’s degree. These new alliances will enable AAE member educators the opportunity to continue their education at reasonable prices. ......     Continue Reading...

2.04.14 |  National Teacher Survey Demonstrates Growing Support for Education Reforms

Alexandria, VA– Today the Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest national non-union educators' organization, released its 2014 Membership Survey about high-profile education and labor policies. Survey results show progressive stances toward education and labor reform, particularly with regard to education spending, school choice, technology, safety in schools, Common Core State Standards, and collective bargaining. ......     Continue Reading...

2.03.14 |  Association of American Educators Signed on to Fourth Annual National School Choice Week: Nationwide Events Held Across the Country

Alexandria, VA– The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest, national non-union teachers organization, was pleased to once again sign on to National School Choice Week in 2014. As part of the association's continued efforts to support educators in all education settings, AAE partnered with grassroots organizations and coalitions across the country to celebrate teachers in 18 events throughout the week in states including Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Utah, Wisconsin.......     Continue Reading...

11.06.13 |  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Fall 2013 National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners

Alexandria, VA– The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its National Scholarships and Grants award winners for the fall of 2013, with 15 teachers each receiving funding for varied educational projects and pursuits.......     Continue Reading...

10.22.13 |  Association of American Educators: Teachers in Wisconsin Deserve the Right to Vote

Alexandria, VA– Yesterday, Wisconsin's Dane County Circuit Court Judge Juan Colas held the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission in contempt for enforcing Act 10 by permitting recertification elections for teacher unions around the state. The decision could potentially affect thousands of educators who have already fled the union in favor of professional alternatives.......     Continue Reading...

10.10.13 |  New Partnership Announced between the Association of American Educators and the Missouri Charter Public School Association

Alexandria, VA– The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Missouri Charter Public School Association (MCPSA) are pleased to announce a new partnership to support Missouri's dedicated charter school teachers. AAE, the premier national, professional association for educators, will offer teachers and other employees of MCPSA member schools full membership in AAE in an effort to boost MCPSA's offering to their individual charter educators, while also giving an option to teachers that is both affordable and pro-charter.......     Continue Reading...

6.24.13 |  National Employee Freedom Week: Association of American Educators Spearheads National Campaign to Promote Teacher Freedoms

Alexandria, VA– Today, the Association of American Educators (AAE) joins with over 40 partner organizations to celebrate National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), a first-of-its-kind national campaign to promote teachers' rights of association.......     Continue Reading...

6.20.13 |  The Association of American Educators Supports NCTQ Teacher Prep Report

Alexandria, VA– This week, through a partnership with U.S. News & World Report, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a comprehensive report of reviews of teacher preparation programs from around the country.......     Continue Reading...

6.18.13 |  New Partnership Announced Between the Association of American Educators and the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana

Alexandria, VA– The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (A+PEL) are proud to announce a new partnership to more effectively support Louisiana’s dedicated educators.......     Continue Reading...

6.10.13 |  Local Teachers in Kansas Decertify from State and National Unions

Alexandria, VA– In a historic move for teacher freedom and local control, the teachers of Deerfield, Kansas voted to decertify their local teachers association from the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA) and the National Education Association (NEA).......     Continue Reading...


6.05.13 |  AAE Joins Groups in 30 States in National Campaign to Promote Teacher Freedoms

Alexandria, VA– Today, the Association of American Educators (AAE) announced that it will participate in National Employee Freedom Week, a first-of-its-kind national campaign to promote teachers' rights of association.......     Continue Reading...

5.07.13 |  AAE Recognizes National Charter Schools Week

Alexandria, VA– It’s National Charter Schools Week (May 5-11, 2013) and around the country thousands of stakeholders are recognizing this growing movement of innovative schools for the impact they are having on students and teachers nearly nationwide.......     Continue Reading...

5.06.13 |  AAE Recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week

Alexandria, VA - It's Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-11, 2013) and around the country thousands of communities are honoring local teachers and acknowledging the crucial role they play in making sure every student receives a quality education......     Continue Reading...

4.22.13 |  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Spring 2013 National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its National Scholarships and Grants award winners for the spring of 2013, with 15 teachers each receiving up to $500 for varied educational projects and pursuits. .....     Continue Reading...

4.19.13 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Passage of Pro-Teacher Law in Kansas

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE) joins Kansas state chapter, the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE), in praising the passage of Kansas' House Bill 2221, a measure aimed at promoting fairness among union and non-union teachers and their associations. The bill was passed through both legislative bodies and was signed by Governor Brownback last week. .....     Continue Reading...

3.14.13 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Federal Sequestration

Alexandria, VA - Following inaction by the federal government, sequestration, or automatic cuts to the federal budget are eminent. While the jury is still out on their potential impact, education advocates have been considering the possibilities of limited federal resources. .....     Continue Reading...

2.19.13 |  Association of American Educators Signed on to Third Annual National School Choice Week: Nationwide Events Held Across the Country

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest, national non-union association for teachers, was pleased to once again sign on to National School Choice Week in 2013. As part of the association's continued efforts to support educators in all education settings, AAE partnered with grassroots organizations and coalitions across the country to celebrate teachers in 35 events throughout the week in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho , New Jersey, Kansas, Utah, Wisconsin, and online. .....     Continue Reading...

2.4.13 |  National Survey Shows Teachers Supportive of Critical Education and Labor Reforms

Alexandria, VA - Today the Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest national non-union educators association, released its 2013 member survey about critical education issues. Survey results show progressive stances toward education and labor reform, particularly with regard to raising expectations, accountability, school choice, technology, Common Core State Standards, and school budgets and pensions. .....     Continue Reading...

1.22.13 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Federal Court of Appeals Decision Upholding Act 10

Alexandria, VA - Wisconsin's landmark law designed to curb union power was upheld on Friday by a Federal Court of Appeals. The decision solidifies the reforms in Act 10 and once and for all ends forced unionism for educators. .....     Continue Reading...

12.17.12 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Connecticut School Shooting

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE) sends our thoughts and prayers to the families and community in Newtown, Connecticut. As an organization that works with dedicated educators and promising young students every day, we were deeply saddened after receiving the news of this massive tragedy involving such young students. .....     Continue Reading...

12.12.12 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Passage of Michigan Right-to-Work Law

Alexandria, VA - Today, Governor Rick Snyder signed a law that will make Michigan the 24th Right-to-Work state. The new law will prohibit requiring workers to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment. .....     Continue Reading...

11.21.12 |  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Fall 2012 National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its National Scholarship and Grant award winners for the fall of 2012, with 13 teachers each receiving up to $500 for varied educational projects and pursuits. .....     Continue Reading...

11.7.12 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to 2012 Election

Alexandria, VA - Following four years of unprecedented federal education spending and a push for education reform initiatives via competitive grants, President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term. .....     Continue Reading...

9.15.12 |  Association of American Educators Educators Reacts to Wisconsin Court Decision Overturning Act 10

Alexandria, VA - Wisconsin's landmark law designed to curb union power was struck down by a Dane County judge late Friday, in yet another dramatic twist in a year and a half saga that will likely set up another showdown in the Supreme Court. While union leaders are claiming victory, Governor Scott Walker has promised an immediate appeal. .....     Continue Reading...

9.10.12 |  Association of American Educators Weighs in on Weighs in on Chicago Teacher Strike

Alexandria, VA - Yesterday, After weeks of negotiations, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's team and the Chicago Teacher's Union (CTU) failed to agree on a contract. On Sunday night, CTU officially announced it was going to strike for the first time in a quarter century. So beginning today, instead of teaching, the union's 25,000 educators will be protesting throughout the city. .....     Continue Reading...

6.6.12 |  Association of American Educators Weighs in on Wisconsin Recall Election

Alexandria, VA - Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker defeated Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to become the nation's first governor to survive a recall election. .....     Continue Reading...

5.25.12 |  Association of American Educators Commends President Obama and Governor Romney for Focusing on Education

Alexandria, VA - This week both President Obama and Governor Romney turned their attention to the growing education crisis in the United States, signaling a new focus on education reform as an emerging campaign issue. .....     Continue Reading...

5.4.12 |  Association of American Educators Launches New Website for Charter School Community in Conjunction with National Charter Schools Week

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest national non-union teachers' organization, today launched a new website for public charter school stakeholders: www.AAECharters.org to kick off National Charter Schools Week. .....     Continue Reading...

5.4.12 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Pro-Teacher Legislation HB 1333 Failure in Colorado Senate State Affairs Committee

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE) joins Colorado state chapter, the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE), in condemning the failure of Colorado's House Bill 1333, a measure aimed at promoting fairness among union and non-union teachers and their associations. .....     Continue Reading...

5.3.12 |  New Partnership Announced between the Association of American Educators and the Georgia Charter Schools Association

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) are proud to announce a new partnership to support Georgia's talented charter school educators. .....     Continue Reading...

5.1.12 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Colorado House Passage of Pro-Teacher Legislation HB 1333

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE) joins Colorado state chapter, the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE), in praising the passage of Colorado's House Bill 1333, a measure aimed at promoting fairness among union and non-union teachers and their associations. .....     Continue Reading...

4.27.12 |  Association of American Educators Reacts to Heartland Institute Report on Non-Union Teacher Bullying

Alexandria, VA - Yesterday, the nonpartisan, Chicago-based Heartland Institute released a comprehensive report about non-union associations and teachers, and their quest for equal treatment in a union-dominated landscape. .....     Continue Reading...

4.25.12 |  New Partnership Announced between the Association of American Educators and the Florida Charter School Alliance

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Florida Charter School Alliance (FCSA) are pleased to announce a new partnership to support Florida's dedicated charter school educators. .....     Continue Reading...

4.23.12 |  Association of American Educators' Colorado Chapter Testifies Before Colorado House Education Committee in Support of House Bill 1333

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators' (AAE) state chapter, the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE), testified today before the Colorado House Education Committee today in favor of House Bill 1333, a measure aimed at promoting fairness among union and non-union teachers and their associations. .....     Continue Reading...

4.12.12 |  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Spring 2012 National Teacher Scholarships & Classroom Grants Winners

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its National Scholarships and Grants Program award winners for the spring of 2012, with 13 teachers each receiving up to $500 for varied classroom projects and pursuits in education. .....     Continue Reading...

3.21.12 |  New Partnership Announced between the Association of American Educators and the New Jersey Charter Schools Association

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the New Jersey Charter Schools Association (NJCSA) are pleased to announce a new partnership to support New Jersey's dedicated charter school teachers. .....     Continue Reading...

2.24.12 |  Association of American Educators Testifies Before Utah Senate Education Committee in Favor of SB 67

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest, national non-union association for teachers, was pleased to testify in favor of Utah Senate Bill 67, a bill that would reform teacher evaluations in favor of performance based initiatives. .....     Continue Reading...

2.24.12 |  Association of American Educators Testifies Before Utah Senate Education Committee in Favor of SB 82

Alexandria, VA - The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest, national non-union association for teachers, was pleased to testify in favor of Utah Senate Bill 82, a proposal that would expand current Utah law that allows education associations equal access to schools across the state. .....     Continue Reading...

2.1.12 |  Association of American Educators Signed on to Second Annual National School Choice Week: Nationwide Events & New Film Premiered Across the Country

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest, national non-union association for teachers, was pleased to once again sign on to National School Choice Week in 2012. .....     Continue Reading...

12.14.11 |  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Fall 2011 National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its National Scholarships and Grants award winners for the fall of 2011, with 13 teachers each receiving up to $500 for varied educational projects and pursuits. .....     Continue Reading...

12.5.11 |  New Partnership Announced between the Association of American Educators and the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Indiana Public Charter Schools Association (IPCSA) are pleased to announce a new partnership to support Indiana's charter school teachers. .....     Continue Reading...

11.9.11 |  AAE Weighs in on Issue 2 in Ohio and Forced Unionism

Alexandria, VA – Following Tuesday's referendum vote on Issue 2, or Senate Bill 5, Ohio Governor Kasich's law aimed at curbing union power, closing budget shortfalls, and ending forced unionism will now be overturned. .....     Continue Reading...

11.2.11 |  National Membership Survey Shows Teachers Supportive of Key Education and Labor Reforms

Alexandria, VA – Today the Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest national non-union teachers' association, released its annual member survey about key education issues. Survey results show progressive stances toward education and labor reform, particularly with regard to school choice, technology, attracting new teachers to the workforce, and collective bargaining. .....     Continue Reading...

10.19.11 |  AAE Weighs in on Teacher Accountability in NCLB Overhaul

Alexandria, VA – Following pressure from the national teacher unions, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) axed a major teacher evaluation provision from his No Child Left Behind overhaul this week, much to the dismay of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other education reform advocates. .....     Continue Reading...

10.18.11 |  The Association of American Educators & the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools Announce New Partnership

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools (UAPCS) are pleased to announce a new partnership to support Utah's charter school teachers. .....     Continue Reading...

9.23.11 |  AAE Weighs in on Obama Administration's NCLB Waiver Proposal

Alexandria, VA – With reauthorization of No Child Left Behind taking much longer than expected, President Obama today announced that his administration will begin to allow targeted waivers to individual states to provide regulatory relief under the current federal system with caveats to include levels of accountability. .....     Continue Reading...

9.13.11 |  AAE Applauds the Passage of Federal Charter School Bill (H.R. 2218)

Alexandria, VA – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Education and the Workforce Committee's first piece of education reform legislation intended to address the current issues under No Child Left Behind. ....     Continue Reading...

8.22.11 |  Results of New Poll Confirm Need for Non-Union Teacher Organizations

Alexandria, VA – A survey released last week by Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup indicates that Americans overwhelming support teachers, but not teachers' unions. Among the survey results 71% of respondents said that they have trust and confidence in America's teachers. .....     Continue Reading...

7.29.11 |  AAE Denounces Union-Led SOS March

Alexandria, VA – This weekend, union leaders and liberal advocacy groups from across the country will march in Washington, D.C. for what they call the "Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action."....     Continue Reading...

6.15.11 |  AAE Applauds Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision

Alexandria, VA – Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered Governor Scott Walker's budget repair law reinstated, granting a tremendous victory for the taxpayers of Wisconsin and a crippling defeat for labor union monopolies....     Continue Reading...

6.9.11 |  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Spring 2011 National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its national teacher scholarship and classroom grant award winners for spring 2011, with 14 teachers each receiving up to $500 for various pursuits in education...     Continue Reading...

6.8.11 |  AAE Sides with Chiefs for Change to Oppose NCLB Blanket Waiver

Alexandria, VA – With reauthorization of No Child Left Behind taking much longer than expected, the American Association of School Administrators and the National School Boards Association have proposed a request for a blanket waiver from the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind...     Continue Reading...

5.26.11 |  Wisconsin County Judge Strikes Down Union Law

Alexandria, VA – This morning, Judge MaryAnn Sumi struck down Governor Scott Walker's budget repair law aimed at curbing union power, ending forced unionism, and closing budget shortfalls...     Continue Reading...

5.09.11 |  Association of American Educators Signs on in Opposition to National Curriculum

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators has joined a coalition of other influential groups and individuals from across the political and education spectrum in opposition to a nationalized curriculum. In conjunction with opposing a national curriculum...     Continue Reading...

1.05.11 |  Association of American Educators is In For School Choice in 2011

Alexandria, VA – This new year the Association of American Educators gladly joins hands with other professional associations and groups of teachers, parents, and students to support school choice during National School Choice Week, January 23-29...    Continue Reading...

12.03.10 |  Association of American Educators Foundation Announces Fall 2010 National Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grant Winners

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators Foundation (AAEF) today announced its national teacher scholarship and classroom grant award winners for fall 2010, with 13 teachers each receiving up to $500 for various pursuits in education...     Continue Reading...

9.22.10 |  Teacher Survey Shows Educators Sentiments are Far Cry from Union Stances

Alexandria, VA – Today the Association of American Educators (AAE), the largest national non-union teachers’ association, released its annual member survey about key education issues. Survey results showed distinct differences in opinion with teacher labor unions, particularly with regard to teacher evaluations, tenure, accountability, and compensation...     Continue Reading...

5.4.10 |  AAE Celebrates Charter Schools

The following statement can be attributed to Gary Beckner, executive director of the Association of American Educators:

"Your work is appreciated. This week, AAE officially recognizes the growing charter school community and the constant efforts of those involved with these excellent educational institutions....     Continue Reading...

5.3.10 |  AAE Appreciates Teachers, This Week and Always


4.29.10 |  Association of American Educators Offers Tuition Grants Through American College of Education


3.2.10 |  AAE Exposes Rhode Island’s 800-Pound Union Gorilla