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Secretary Duncan to Step Down: What Teachers Need to Know
posted by: Alana | October 06, 2015, 04:57 pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a huge announcement last week when he announced he’s stepping down after 7 years in office. What does this mean for teachers? We’ve compiled some FAQs about the news below.

 

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued an executive order yesterday designed to prevent government employees (including teachers) from being forced to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

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EdTech isn’t just producing awesome results - it’s also taking hold of our education system in a big way. And in 2015, teachers can expect to see tons of new EdTech trends in the works that are revolutionizing the way of education. These technological innovations are helping teachers:

 

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Public Charter Schools Expanding at Record Pace Nationwide
posted by: Ruthie | January 24, 2013, 03:23 pm
According to new reports, the number of public charter schools in the U.S. has surpassed 6,000 for the first time in the 20-year effort to provide students and teachers with effective options. Figures are based on estimates from the 2012 – 2013 school year. These 6,000 charter schools currently provide education to more than 2.3 million students, another record number.   Continue Reading...
Federal Update November 20, 2012
posted by: Ruthie | November 20, 2012, 12:27 pm
Obama Administration Faces Education Hurdles   Continue Reading...
Schools Work to Close Gap in Computer Accessibility
posted by: Ruthie | November 13, 2012, 04:58 pm
It's no surprise that the internet is rapidly becoming the primary means of communication between teachers and parents. However, community demographic differences often bring varying levels of computer and internet accessibility across the country. Some parents may not be able to afford the internet, while others may not be computer literate.   Continue Reading...
The 2012 Election: The Education Impact
posted by: Ruthie | November 07, 2012, 02:30 pm
The votes are in and the people have spoken. President Obama's re-election means four more years of unprecedented federal education spending and education reform-minded competitive grants. As the dust settles on the 2012 election, experts are predicting a continuation of an active Department of Education and changes to some controversial state education laws.   Continue Reading...
Countdown to Election Day: The Education Impact
posted by: Ruthie | November 01, 2012, 03:14 pm
Education has been a consistent theme in the 2012 presidential campaign. Although each candidate offers a different solution to improving America's education system, both President Obama and Governor Romney acknowledge that education reform is a critical part of their political platform. Regardless of the outcome next week, it is clear that the 2012 election will have a lasting impact on federal spending and K-12 education for years to come.   Continue Reading...
Education Taking a Higher Profile in National Discussion
posted by: Alix | October 05, 2012, 09:18 am
As the presidential election heats up, both President Obama and Governor Romney have taken strong positions on education reform and the role of the federal government. These opinions were clearly outlined in last night's presidential election, as both candidates conveyed their plans to reform America's struggling education system.   Continue Reading...

Expanding upon President Obama's signature education initiative, the U.S. Department of Education announced Sunday that it has finalized the application process for the 2012 Race to the Top-District competition. The school district-specific competitive grant program will provide nearly $400 million to grantees to implement local reforms congruent with Obama administration education goals.

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AAE Federal Update January 31, 2012
posted by: Alix | January 31, 2012, 12:40 pm

Education in State of the Union Address Last week, President Obama spent significant time during the State of the Union address discussing his administration's vision for American education. "Teachers matter," said President Obama in beginning his education remarks. "Instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo let's offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren't helping kids learn."

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AAE Federal Update November 22, 2011
posted by: Alix | November 22, 2011, 05:55 pm
The Congressional Supercommittee & the Education Impact With the November 23 deadline looming and the failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to reach a meaningful debt-reduction agreement, automatic spending cuts are now expected for agencies across the federal government. What impact this failure will have on federal education budgets remains to be seen as states will now potentially be forced to deal with dire financial realities.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update August 31, 2011
posted by: Alix | August 31, 2011, 10:18 am

Department of Education Releases Final Guidelines for Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

Following 2010's federal Race to the Top competitive grant program, the Department of Education has once again flagged an estimated $700 million for an additional round of state-level grants. This year, the Obama administration plans to focus the majority of the funds on the nation's youngest students with their Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. The final guidelines of the program were released last week.

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Following 2010's federal Race to the Top competitive grant program, the Department of Education has once again flagged an estimated $700 million for an additional round of state-level grants. This year, the Obama administration plans to focus the majority of the funds on the nation's youngest students with their Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. The final guidelines of the program were released Tuesday.   Continue Reading...
Unions Already Boycotting 2012 DNC Convention
posted by: Alix | August 15, 2011, 11:02 am
The Democratic National Committee's decision to hold their 2012 convention in Charlotte, North Carolina has stirred up criticism from dozens of trade unions over North Carolina's "anti-union" climate. As a right-to-work state, workers in North Carolina are not required to join a union as a condition of employment. As such, union power is severely curtailed when worker choice prevents amassing millions in revenue from forced dues. Compounded by the President's ailing popularity in the face of a severe economic crisis, the traditionally left-leaning labor unions are fleeing en masse over the decision to hold the convention in a state that isn't considered a union stronghold.   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...
AAE State Policy Update May 10, 2011
posted by: Alix | May 10, 2011, 11:11 am
As the 2011 legislative session draws closer to its end, tough-talking governors and state legislatures across the country are proceeding with legislation that seeks to implement sweeping education and labor reforms. While each state is experiencing reform on different levels, it is impossible to ignore the ground-breaking changes that will undoubtedly change the face of education in this country in the coming years.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update April 18, 2011
posted by: Alix | April 18, 2011, 07:10 pm
U.S. Supreme Courts Rules in Favor of Tax Credits   Continue Reading...
Increased Education Spending in Federal Budget
posted by: Alix | February 17, 2011, 10:38 am
This week President Obama outlined the federal budget at a middle school in Baltimore. While he discussed the scope of the entire federal budget, education was a major focus. Obama called for increased spending for education programs despite the call for cuts from congressional Republicans.   Continue Reading...
AAE Federal Update February 7, 2011
posted by: Alix | February 07, 2011, 06:25 pm
Obama Talks Education in State of the Union   Continue Reading...
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