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Reform Matters: August 28, 2014
posted by: Alana | August 28, 2014, 07:46 PM   

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

Feel free to forward this email on to colleagues, or encourage them to join our email list. We hope that you will provide us with feedback and consider submitting an article or study for consideration. Stay engaged in 2014!

Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues after our members are surveyed at a majority. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education.

GoNoodle HealthTeacher Newsletter: Idaho Connecting Fitness With Academic Performance
Stop the Mass Exodus of New Quality Teachers!
Deerfield Update: Did Union Decertification Really Have a Domino Effect on Teachers?
Dispelling Charter School Myths: Facts For Your Arsenal

AAE Blog Roll: Don't forget to bookmark the AAE blog and the AAE Charters blog for original posts on trends in education reform and professional development.

AAE in the News: Teachers Have Right to Weigh Unions

"We believe teachers are educated professionals who should decide whether union membership matches their personal budget and beliefs. We owe it to our teachers to put them in control of their own paychecks."

Click here to read the full opinion editorial.

Education Technology & Blended Learning

The Teacher-Less Classroom is Not as Close as You Think, Forbes, 8/21/14

Changes coming soon: 17 New Laws in 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology, Business Solutions, 8/18/14

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM Workforce, and It Starts With Educating Teachers, Huffington Post, 8/16/14

Teacher Topics

Students' Help-Seeking Strategies Offer Clues for Educators, Education Week, 8/19/14

Teachers can have a voice with AAE! Education Activism Begins With Teachers, First Person, 8/20/14

Secretary Duncan sits down with educators. A Back-to-School Conversation With Teachers and School Leaders, Homeroom, 8/21/14

Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy

CCSS State Case Study: Jindal Suing Feds Over Common Core, Associated Press, 8/27/14

AAE surveys and recent public opinion polling show Americans want local control of education. Commentary: An Education in Building Local Support, US News & World Report, 8/26/14

Is collective bargaining outdated? Opinion: The Poor Teacher Canard Redux - Part II, Union Watch, 8/26/14

The New Orleans Experiment in School Reform, Lessons Learned, Huffington Post, 8/25/14

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