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Reform Matters: November 19, 2014
posted by: Alana | November 20, 2014, 05:32 PM   

A Publication of the Association of American Educators

Volume 3, Issue 7: November 19, 2014

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 this school year!

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.

Top 7 Reasons KIPP is Rapidly Expanding
The Feds Are Stepping In

Teaching Fractions as Part of the Common Core
Is Your School Prepared? Food Allergies

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.

Post-Election Recap: A New Future for Education?

Teachers Unions Spent $60 Million for the Midterms but Still Lost Many Elections, Washington Post, 11/5/14

What the New Education Powerhouse in Congress Wants to Do, Washington Post, 11/5/14

AAE Weighs In: "In recent years, AAE has welcomed thousands of members eager to embrace non-partisan, reform-minded advocacy. Now that the dust has settled on the 2014 elections, we look forward to working with elected officials on the national, state, and local levels." Click here to read more.

Education Technology & Blended Learning

Report: Reimagining Teaching in a Blended Classroom, TNTP, 11/10/14

Chromebooks Gaining Popularity in School District, Education Week, 11/1214

Technology Spurs Innovation in Education: Expert
, CNBC, 11/6/14

Teacher Topics

Is this the future of work/ life balance for busy teachers? Charter Schools Try to Retain Teachers with Mom-Friendly Policies, The Atlantic, 11/11/14

Trying to Get Better Teachers Into the Nation's Poor Classrooms, Washington Post, 11/10/14

Can a Teacher Be Too Dedicated? The Atlantic, 11/10/14

TNTP is accepting applications for their annual Fishman Prize which awards $25,000 to teachers in high-poverty schools. This is an opportunity for teachers to receive recognition for the incredible work they are doing. Consider applying! We'd love to see an AAE member take the top prize!

Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy

The public charter school movement is growing! California Charter School Movement Grows, Enrolls Over Half a Million Students, CCSA, 11/17/14

Obama Administration Issues No Child Left Behind Waiver Renewal Guidance, Huffington Post, 11/13/14

U.S. to Focus on Equality in Assigning of Teachers, The New York Times, 11/10/14 Like us on Facebook Follow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTubeFind us on Pinterest

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