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Reform Matters: August 12th, 2015
posted by: Alana | August 12, 2015, 03:38 pm
Reform Matters: August 12th, 2015
A Publication of the Association of American Educators Volume 4, Issue 1: August 12, 2015

AAE Sounds Off: Don't Miss Our Education Week Commentary! Education Technology & Blended Learning Teacher Topics Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy


Welcome to the new school year and 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 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.    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.   Continue Reading...
Study: Head Start Provides Mixed Results
posted by: Guest contributor | August 10, 2015, 12:42 pm

By Conner Dunleavy


For nearly 50 years, the Head Start program has been providing free preschool programs for low-income Americans. Since the 1960’s the program has seen some 30 million American children pass through it according to an analysis by the Hechinger Report.

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College Board Reveals Revised AP US History Framework
posted by: Melissa | August 03, 2015, 11:15 am

Last year, the College Board made waves when it released the revised standards for Advanced Placement (AP) US History.  The revised course was criticized by conservative politicians and pundits for being anti-American.  Many people pointed out that the framework often presented a one-sided view of history in its attempts to explore historical controversies and nuances.


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One Step Closer to Replacing NCLB
posted by: Guest contributor | July 10, 2015, 10:55 am

By Conner Dunleavy


This Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Republican-led overhaul of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Long overdue for reauthorization, the vote was very close (218-213) with no Democrats supporting it and 27 Republicans also voting against it.

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By Conner Dunleavy


Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that it will take up the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. This landmark case challenges the ability of unions to collect dues from employees who may not wish to be a part of the union or object to the use of their dues on issues which they fundamentally disagree with. This case lays out a First Amendment freedom of speech challenge to the long standing forced unionism policy.

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The reauthorization of No Child Left Behind is making big waves among policymakers, journalists, and educators who are eager to see improvements to a policy that for years has left many educators in a teaching gridlock.

To help navigate the torrential downpour of articles coming at teachers at every turn, we’ve done the hard work for you by summarizing the key takeaway points:

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Just this month, Minnesota Teacher of the Year Tom Rademacher wrote a narrative in the Education Post about his experience with the teachers union that bestowed him such a title. And to put it bluntly, despite his support of the union model, his union expose describes a less than enthusiastic account of his involvement.

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AAE’s 2015 National Member Survey
posted by: Alix | February 05, 2015, 12:00 am
Today, AAE released its 2015 Membership Survey about the nation's most talked-about education and labor policies. We're thrilled to showcase member opinions and share our findings with policymakers and stakeholders on all levels.   Continue Reading...


As School Choice Week 2015 gets underway, AAE just wanted to remind you about the top 8 most important facts you need to have in your school choice week arsenal. We have a huge opportunity to make sure our voices are heard, so let's make it count by arming ourselves with these critical facts:


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This week the Association of American Educators joins groups of students, parents, and community leaders across the country in celebrating National School Choice Week 2015!  It's an honor to be celebrating teachers and their professional choices!

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Education & State of the Union 2015
posted by: Alana | January 21, 2015, 01:57 pm

Did you miss the State of the Union Address? Don’t worry. AAE has you covered.

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No Child Left Behind Overhaul: AAE Responds
posted by: Alana | January 13, 2015, 01:45 pm

With renewed focus on overhauling the No Child Left Behind law gaining traction among Hill insiders, many educators are left wondering whether or not their best interests will be represented in reauthorization efforts. As the nation’s leading voice for professional educators, AAE is taking action by sending Congress a clear message on behalf of teachers. Here’s what Executive Director Gary Beckner had to say:


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The Feds Are Stepping In
posted by: Alana | November 18, 2014, 06:51 pm


Over the course of the past eight years (since 2006), states have been attempting to focus on closing the disparities between effective teachers and poor and minority students. As reserach has shown, quality teachers are the number one factor in closing achievement gaps.

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Year-Round Schooling: A great idea? Or a Horrible one?
posted by: Alana | November 03, 2014, 11:41 am
Many Americans grapple over the question of whether or not to add more time into the school calendar. But whether it’s by adding more days onto the school calendar or simply more time into our school days, it’s a pretty universal belief that children who spend more time in the classroom are prone to meeting higher education standards.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: July 24. 2014
posted by: Alix | July 24, 2014, 04:48 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.   Continue Reading...
Campbell Brown Becomes Tenure Reform Advocate
posted by: Alana | July 24, 2014, 08:53 am
Former television journalist Campbell Brown has become an articulate voice and recognizable face in the fight for commonsense education reform. Her newest ventures relate to tenure reform in some of the country’s most notorious school systems.   Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: June 25, 2014
posted by: Alix | June 26, 2014, 12:00 am
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.   Continue Reading...
Federal School Lunch Standards Up for Debate
posted by: Ruthie | June 05, 2014, 09:15 am

The healthy lunch program has remained a hotly contested issue in President Obama’s second term. First Lady Michelle Obama has been making headlines for defending the program in recent weeks.

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Federal Update: March 18, 2014
posted by: Ruthie | March 18, 2014, 01:44 pm

Federal Budget Release Reveals President Obama's PrioritiesAt the beginning of the month, President Obama released his annual budget proposal, requesting $68.6 billion in discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Education. This number is a 1.9% increase from the 2014 budget.

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