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Reform Matters: March 21, 2013
posted by: Ruthie | March 21, 2013, 01:42 PM   

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online biweekly 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.


As the largest national non-union professional association for educators, AAE is a non-partisan choice for teachers across the country. 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.


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

Evaluating President Obama's Pre-K Plan
Later Start Times: Magic Bullet for Success?
Modernizing America's Schools
Wisconsin to Expand School Choice Policies
Indiana Celebrates School Choice and Pushes for Further Reform
YES Prep Provides Model for Successful Charter Schools

Education Technology & Blended Learning

State news: Khan Academy Pilot Set for 47 Idaho Schools, Idaho Press Tribune, 3/1/13

Is your school in need of repair? Digital Learning Priorities Influence School Building Design, Education Week, 3/14/13

Opinion: The Education-Technology Revolution is Coming, US News and World Report, 3/1/13

Education Technology & Blended Learning

Tips & Tricks: Ten Facts about K-12 Students' Technology Use, eSchool News, 2/25/13

New iNACOL Report: State Policymakers Guide to K-12 Competency Education, Getting Smart, 2/26/13

States are rushing to invest in technology. Alabama Closer to Getting $50 Million for Tech Ed, Associated Press, 2/27/13

Teacher Topics

According to a new report, researchers can pinpoint teacher effectiveness based on data from the early stages of their careers. Study: Do First Impressions Matter? Improvement in Early Career Teacher Effectiveness, The Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness, 2/13

More commentary on the AAE blog: Study: Educators' Abilities Unlikely to Change

Study: Understand the Costs and Benefits of Teacher Peer Assistance and Review Programs, Education Commission of the States, 3/20/13

According to the recently released MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, more than half of teachers are at least somewhat interested in taking on hybrid roles that combine classroom teaching and other responsibilities in their school. Commentary: Design Your Teaching Dream Job, Education Week, 3/20/13

Analysis: In Common Core, Teachers See Interdisciplinary Opportunities, Education Week, 3/13/13


Charter Schools, Choice & Reform Advocacy

How does your state measure up? A Five-City, Cross-State Comparison of Charter School Quality, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 3/13 

Texas fights for reform: A Tough Road for Charter Proposal, The New York Times, 3/16/13 

Outrage: Michigan Unions vs. Teachers, The National Review, 3/14/13

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