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We’re still a year out from the election and the 2016 battle for the White House is already in full swing. Despite the daily headlines, one issue isn’t getting much attention from the current slate of candidates on either side of the aisle– K12 education.

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Denver Hires Immigrant Teachers
posted by: Ruthie | April 15, 2014, 02:58 pm

The Denver Public School District made headlines this week for reaching out to immigrant graduates who came to the United States illegally as children for their teaching potential. Advocates cite their unique ability to relate to students as a primary goal of this controversial program.

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Five States to Increase Class Time
posted by: Ruthie | December 07, 2012, 09:44 am
In an effort to boost student achievement and prepare students for jobs in a global economy, five states have announced they will add 300 hours or more of class time to the school calendar.   Continue Reading...
AAE in the News: AAE Featured in New Report
posted by: Alix | April 27, 2012, 10:59 am
Yesterday, the nonpartisan, Chicago-based Heartland Institute released a comprehensive report about non-union associations and teachers and their quest for equal treatment in a union-dominated landscape. The exposé, authored by Education Policy Research Fellow Joy Pullman, highlights the Association of American Educators and AAE state chapter teachers and staff who have experienced harassment, discrimination, and bullying from union representatives keen on maintaining their monopoly in local schools.   Continue Reading...
Pro-Teacher Legislation in Colorado Gains Steam
posted by: Alix | April 20, 2012, 12:43 pm
As reported recently on the AAE blog, despite record-breaking growth among non-union teacher organizations, local AAE recruiters and state partners have experienced tremendous hurdles in establishing equal treatment among competing associations in states across the country. Whether it is the inability to attend a new teacher orientation or access to payroll deduction services, non-union associations are constantly passed over in favor of powerful teacher union interests. Despite this climate, there is renewed hope for teachers seeking options in Colorado, as House Bill 1333 was recently introduced to promote fairness among teacher associations and union and non-union teachers alike.   Continue Reading...
Since AAE's founding in 1994, our association and state partners have been met with harsh opposition from both the NEA and its state affiliates. False claims about AAE's motives and benefits, coupled with districts shutting out non-union groups in favor of the union have been commonplace. AAE members have even been harassed and blackballed for supporting the non-union option. In states such as Colorado, Idaho, Kansas and Utah, non-union groups have been on the front lines of seeking equal treatment as their union counterparts.   Continue Reading...
Welcome to National School Choice Week 2012!
posted by: Alix | January 23, 2012, 03:10 pm
This week is National School Choice Week – a national movement of grassroots organizations calling for more educational options. AAE supports National School Choice Week because we support educators in all settings and applauds their individual choices about where they practice their profession.   Continue Reading...
AAE’s Colorado Partner Signs on to School Grading Coalition
posted by: Alix | December 12, 2011, 03:14 pm
AAE's Colorado state partner, the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE), announced today that the organization is signing on with other like-minded groups in promoting a new website called Colorado School Grades, a new online tool that will help parents, students, educators, and community members better understand how their local schools are performing.   Continue Reading...
School Districts Selling Ad Space to Raise Revenue
posted by: Alix | November 22, 2011, 11:17 am
In the wake of the crippling recession and its decimating impact on state and local budgets, school districts across the country are searching for innovative ways of raising funds. In a bizarre turn, districts in states like Colorado, Utah, and New Jersey are selling advertisement space on everything from school buses to report cards. While the ideas will certainly be revenue generating, members of the public are beginning to call the moves inappropriate for the public school setting.   Continue Reading...
Race To The Top Continues
posted by: Alix | June 02, 2011, 09:39 am
On the heels of last fall's federal Race to the Top competitive grant program, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced last week that the program will resume this year with new funding. Comprised of $200 million earmarked for former runner-ups and $500 million for new early education state initiatives, the newly revived program has yielded both praise and criticism from policymakers and state education chiefs.   Continue Reading...
The Great Cursive Debate
posted by: Alix | April 01, 2011, 08:25 am
Most adults today remember countless hours spent practicing their cursive in elementary school. These days it's hard to remember when we last used the skill, unless maybe to sign a check. According to reports, cursive instruction is dying out all over the country. Will the once staple of a grammar school education go the way of the abacus for today's children?   Continue Reading...
AAE Discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, and Union Showdown
posted by: Alix | February 28, 2011, 08:58 am
AAE Discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, and Union Showdown

 

Listen Live to AAEFebruary 28- March 4, 2011AAE Director of Education Policy and 1993 National Teacher of the Year Tracey Bailey will be discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and the showdown between public employee unions and GOP governors during several radio interviews, listen via the streaming links below:   Continue Reading...
AAE Discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, and Union Showdown
posted by: Colin | February 23, 2011, 01:00 pm
AAE Discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, and Union Showdown
Listen Live to AAEAAE Director of Education Policy and 1993 National Teacher of the Year Tracey Bailey will be discussing Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and the showdown between public employee unions and GOP governors during several radio interviews, listen via the streaming links below:   Continue Reading...
Labor Showdown Goes National
posted by: Alix | February 22, 2011, 11:55 pm
As thousands still march in Madison, Wisconsin, the battle for public-sector forced unionism continues. Democratic state legislators have refused to return to the state for a vote and thousands of public employees continue to miss work for protests. While the battle rages on in Wisconsin, both Ohio and Indiana are experiencing similar protests over union-crippling legislation.   Continue Reading...

A recent report by the Education Intelligence Agency sheds light on the financial disclosures of the National Education Association in the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The analysis reveals that the NEA spent $13 million dollars of member dues on a wide array of left-leaning advocacy groups and charities.

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AAE Federal Update January 11, 2011
posted by: Alix | January 11, 2011, 12:00 am
Secretary Duncan Pens Op-Ed   Continue Reading...
Gary Beckner op-ed on 2010 Member Survey
posted by: Alix | November 22, 2010, 09:27 am
AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed on the 2010 member survey as featured on Townhall Magazine's website:   Continue Reading...
Does Teacher Education Need Reform?
posted by: Alix | November 18, 2010, 11:20 am
Recently experts have focused their attention on not only the need to reform the classroom, but the need for reform in educating our future teachers. Many colleges of education have done little to keep up with emerging technologies and teaching techniques. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan once said, "Our university-based teacher preparation programs need revolutionary change, not evolutionary tinkering." To that end, an emphasis on intense in-classroom training has been the focus of change for a new pilot program being introduced in eight states.   Continue Reading...
Changes to Teacher Pay Structure
posted by: Alix | November 09, 2010, 12:59 pm
For years, rigid union contracts have put teachers on very structured pay schedules that are predetermined based on years in service and level of education. On the heels of the recent trends in education reform, several districts around the country are experimenting with different methods of restructuring teacher pay.   Continue Reading...
Federal & State Education Policy Changes Coming
posted by: Alix | November 04, 2010, 10:45 am
In the aftermath of a historic shift in power, pundits and citizens across the country are making predictions about which changes this new crop of lawmakers will have in store for K-12 education policy. Shockwaves will be felt nationally as well as at the state and local levels.   Continue Reading...
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