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The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.



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Retreat in the Reading Wars

posted by Melissa | June 02, 2022, 08:31 am

There are few elementary educators who are unfamiliar with the name Lucy Calkins. Calkins rose to prominence alongside the curriculum she wrote with the Teachers College at Columbia University. Her Units of Study quickly became the poster child for the balanced literacy approach that has dominated reading instruction over the past several decades. Schools have increasingly integrated the methods that Calkins promotes even if they don’t adopt the whole curriculum, which is why it’s so problematic that mounting research has indicated the approach is flawed.

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Jennifer Jenkins on her AAEF Grant

posted by Melissa | March 24, 2022, 09:57 am

Educator Jennifer Jenkins used her AAEF Classroom Grant funds for the purchase of leveled readers for her students, who since the pandemic, have been struggling to meet their reading goals.

I have taught Kindergarten for seventeen years and this year has been the most difficult. I have noticed over the past two years, students are getting further and further behind as they enter Kindergarten. Students need to have a love for learning and a love of reading, and my job is to create an environment that does just that.

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Filing season reminder for teachers: Some educator expenses may be tax deductible

posted by Melissa | March 17, 2022, 11:58 am

When tax season is upon us, teachers are especially looking for every deduction and each opportunity to document and claim allowable professional expenses when filing. To help you, here is the latest information and tax policy specifically for educators from the US Internal Revenue Service. The educator expense deduction allows eligible teachers and administrators to deduct part of the cost of technology, supplies and training from their taxes. They can only claim this deduction for expenses that were not reimbursed by their employer, a grant or other source.

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