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CNN's School-led Zero Plastic Lunch Initiative on World Oceans Day
posted by: Melissa | May 22, 2018, 02:49 pm   

On June 8, CNN is asking students around the world to celebrate World Oceans Day with a Zero Plastic Lunch -- a lunch with no single-use plastics. Schools and students then share photos of their lunches, and videos explaining what changes they made to their lunch, with CNN on social media and email.

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Weekly News Round-Up for May 18th
posted by: Melissa | May 18, 2018, 12:18 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we’re following the tragic news coming out of Texas, along with other news.

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The Value in Cultivating Grit
posted by: Melissa | May 17, 2018, 03:11 pm   

This week, we have a guest post by AAE member Jillian Smart.


In January, I posted a blog on my own site about confidence-building strategies. The take-home points are that we (1) value mistakes and model healthy responses to failure, (2) encourage learners to focus on what they can do, and (3) maximize critical thinking opportunities.

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A New Report Recommends Strategic Compensation for Teachers
posted by: McKenzie | May 15, 2018, 02:39 pm   

On May 8, National Council for Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan research and policy group that is committed to modernizing the teaching profession, released an analysis of states’ strategic teacher compensation policies. This comes amid national concerns over teacher salaries.

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Weekly News Round-Up for May 11th
posted by: Melissa | May 11, 2018, 12:35 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, teachers are protesting in North Carolina, some schools struggle when dealing with LGBTQ students and staff, a district in Texas lures teachers with pay, and more!

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