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Scholarship and Grant Spotlight: ACT Prep Materials for Idaho High School, from NWPE
posted by: Colin | June 08, 2010, 08:22 am   

Northwest Professional Educators, Association of American Educators' state partner for Washington, Oregon and Idaho, awarded a classroom mini-grant to Kathy Muscat, guidance counselor at Jerome High School in Jerome, Idaho. The $300 award will fund ACT test preparation guides for the school's ACT test prep course. Continue Reading...

Politicians Targeting Teachers Unions in Budget Crunch
posted by: Colin | June 07, 2010, 08:31 am   

Politico reports that Republican and some Democratic politicians have turned on public workers and their labor unions—particularly teachers unions, including the NEA and the AFT. According to Politico, "public employee unions [are] emerging as an intransigent public enemy number one in cities and state capitals across the country." Continue Reading...

AAE Releases a History of the NEA: "Powerful Failure"
posted by: Colin | June 01, 2010, 08:33 am   

Powerful Failure: How the National Education Association Fails to Use Its Influence for Education is released today by the Association of American Educators. The booklet chronicles the development, growth, and politicization of the largest educators’ union in America, the National Education Association (NEA). Continue Reading...

AAE's Tracey Bailey on Teacher Activism Gone Too Far
posted by: Colin | May 19, 2010, 11:24 am   

AAE’s Director of Education Policy and 1993 National Teacher of the Year Tracey Bailey was interviewed in a story about teacher activism for Congress.org.

The article reports on the activism of an Oregon schoolteacher who is in trouble for creating an anti-Tea Party Movement website. Continue Reading...

Controversial Arizona Law Prohibits Some Ethnic Studies Programs
posted by: Colin | May 12, 2010, 01:47 pm   

On the heels of a controversial illegal immigration law that has reignited a national debate, Arizona's legislature has passed a law outlawing some public school ethnic studies programs accused of promoting an "overthrow of the United States government" or encouraging "resentment toward a race or class of people." Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill today. Continue Reading...

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