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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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AAE Grant Helps National Security Magnet Program
posted by: Melissa | February 25, 2022, 03:54 pm   

 

I’d like to share with you something written by Steven Herrera, one of our Fall 2021 Classroom Grant Winners. He used the funds to purchase textbooks for the National Security Intelligence magnet program.  He writes:

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Give Grace
posted by: Melissa | January 27, 2022, 05:25 pm   

Today's Post is a guest post by 2022 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Jessica Saum.


What started as a two week “break” to slow the spread in March of 2020, is showing no sign of going away as we rapidly approach the two year mark of life and education impacted by COVID.

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Teacher Uses AAE Grant for Document Camera
posted by: Melissa | December 10, 2021, 10:20 am   

Each year, AAE gives thousands of dollars away to teachers for use in their classrooms. These funds can go to professional development, to large classroom projects to just staple supplies. This week, we're featuring grant winner Jennifer Lambert. She used her funds to pay for a document camera. Of her purchase, she says:

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