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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 that provide a refreshing perspective.

AAE members receive a printed and/or digital copy of Education Matters every month.



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2016septcover

Education Matters
September 2016


Feature Articles:

  • "AAE Welcomes New Advisory Board Members"
  • "No Teachers Union in Clovis"
  • "Organization Hacks that Triumph Over Classroom Clutter"





  • Previous Issues

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    2016septcover

    Education Matters
    July/August 2016


    Feature Articles:

    • "Let Teachers Design Better Ways to Use School Time"
    • "Can Growth Mindset Theory Reshape the Classroom?"
    • "A Quarter-Life Crisis for Public Charter Schools?"


    2016junecover

    Education Matters
    June 2016


    Feature Articles:

    • "Five Habits That Lead to Ineffective Teaching - and How to Fix Them"
    • "Member Spotlight: A Tale of AAE-NWPE Member Dr. Angie Dorman & Friendship of Epic Proportions"
    • "End of the Year Wisdom: 12 Inconvenient Truths That Smart People Easily Forget"

    2016maycover

    Education Matters
    May 2016


    Feature Articles:

    • "The Importance of Revised Teacher Preparation Programs"
    • "Education for Upward Mobility"
    • "6 Exciting AR Apps for Student Learning"

    2016aprcover

    Education Matters
    April 2016


    Feature Articles:

    • "7 Ways to Improve Professional Learning in the 21st Century"
    • "AAE-PACE Board Member
      Takes You Behind the Scenes
      of Sacred Elephants: The
      Catastrophic Crisis in Education"
    • "Member Submission: Literacy by the Numbers"

    2016marcover

    Education Matters
    March 2016


    Feature Articles:

    • "2016 AAE National Membership Survey: Professional Educators Embrace Solutions"
    • "The Three Key Mistakes Teacher-Leaders Make"
    • "Thank you for Making National School Choice Week 2016 a HUGE Success"

    2016febcover

    Education Matters
    February 2016


    Feature Articles:

    • "Making Teaching Cool Again: How Schools Must Adapt to Recruit Millennial Talent"
    • "7 Critical Reasons Teachers Use AAE Legal Services"
    • "Up Close and Personal at the Friedrichs vs. CTA U.S. Supreme Court Rally"

    2016jancover

    Education Matters
    January 2016


    Feature Articles:

    • "School Choice Is Good for Teachers, Too"
    • "5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching"
    • "Another AAE Member Caught in the Act Doing Amazing Work in the Classroom: Meet Arthur Brood"

    2015deccover

    Education Matters
    December 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "The Hard Truth About Licensure Reciprocity: One AAE Teacher’s Story"
    • "AAE Is Proud of Our 42 Members
      at Kennesaw Charter Academy
      Who Are Living the DREAM"
    • "8 Things Every Teacher Can Do
      to Create an Innovative Classroom"

    2015novcover

    Education Matters
    November 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "The Digital Learning Plan Every Educator Should Read"
    • "Teachers Aren't Dumb"
    • "AAE and Vergara: A Call for AAE Members to Be a Voice in the Movement"

    2015octcover

    Education Matters
    October 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "End the History Wars"
    • "2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform"
    • "Friedrichs Plaintiff & AAE Member Karen Cuen Updates Members on Supreme Court Case"

    2015septcover

    Education Matters
    September 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "A Pause in the History Wars"
    • "AAE Legal Services: A Q&A with Sharon Nelson, Esq."
    • "Recognizing Outstanding Kansas-AAE Member Dan Whisler"

    2015augcover

    Education Matters
    August 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "Millenial Teachers Choose AAE This Back-to-School Season: Words of Wisdom from an AAE Millenial"
    • "Comparing Notes: An Infograph Explaining Why Teachers Choose the AAE Way"
    • "Get Involved: A Back-to-School Message from AAE's Membership Team Director"

    2015julycover

    Education Matters
    July 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "N.J. Charter Schools Beneficial for Teachers and Students Alike"
    • "AAE Member Submission: 5+1 FREE Websites/Apps Every Teacher Should Know About"
    • "Union Attacks School Board Member for Sharing AAE"

    2015junecover

    Education Matters
    June 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "Teacher Turnover Turned Over"
    • "Voices from the Classroom: Why This Student Loves Her Charter School"
    • "AAE Signs On as Friend of the Court in Landmark Supreme Court Case"

    2015maycover

    Education Matters
    May 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "What You Didn't Know About Teacher Appreciation Week History"
    • "Join AAE in Celebrating National Charter Schools Week"
    • "You Spoke. We Listened. AAE Launches New Jobs Bank Online"

    2015aprilcover

    Education Matters
    April 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "Why Schools Need More 'Hybrid' Teaching Roles"
    • "Wisconsin Becomes 25th Right-to-Work State"
    • "Spring is for 'Hands-In-The-Dirt' Learning"

    2015marcover

    Education Matters
    March 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "Lawmakers Look to Revamp No Child Left Behind"
    • "Celebrate Open Education Week with AAE"
    • "Is Your School Prepared to Handle Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions?"

    2015febcover

    Education Matters
    February 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "Release of 2015 National Survey Results"
    • "A Big Thanks to AAE Charter Members"
    • "Congrats to our Scholarship & Grant Winners"

    2015jancover

    Education Matters
    January 2015


    Feature Articles:

    • "Teacher Voices: Why I Chose a Charter School"
    • "About National School Choice Week"
    • "Study Spotlight: School Choice Raises Demand for Teachers with Select Characteristics"

    2014augcover

    Education Matters
    November/December2014


    Feature Articles:

    • "Thank You From AAE"
    • "Take a Walk Down Memory Lane with AAE"
    • "AAE's Impact: A Look From the Field"

    2014octcover

    Education Matters
    October 2014


    Feature Articles:

    • "Try It Again Uncle Sam"
    • "7 Foundational Skills to Writing Mastery"
    • "Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere: Lesson Plan Ideas for all Subjects"

    2014septcover

    Education Matters
    September 2014


    Feature Articles:

    • "Shortchanged: The Cost of Great Teaching"
    • "Charter School Spotlight: Bruce Guadaloupe Community School"
    • "How does 3-D printing impact classroom practices and student learning"

    2014augcover

    Education Matters
    August 2014


    Feature Articles:

    • "Web Tools for CCSS"
    • "Getting Involved with AAE"
    • "5 Major Classroom Mistakes to Avoid this Season"

    2014julycover

    Education Matters
    July 2014


    Feature Articles:

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

    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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