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DON'T MISS YOUR TAX-FREE WEEKEND!
posted by: Alana | July 21, 2016, 12:13 pm
Many states have tax-free weekends over the summer months and yours may be just around the corner. These weekends are a critical time for thousands of educators across the nation who start the school year without enough supplies and need to stock up on a budget. But even for those who are lucky enough to get the supplies they need to last the school year, these weekends can be just as important for those living on a teacher's salary.   Here's a list of participating states, the dates of their respective tax-free weekend, and the items covered under each state's holiday:     Continue Reading...

 

What would you do if you were offered the option to choose between a traditional pension plan and the opportunity to invest in a retirement plan similar to a 401(k)? Teachers in Indiana may very well get that choice if key lawmaker and chairman of the House Education Committee Rep. Bob Behning has anything to say about it.

 

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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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Today, we are pleased to announce AAE’s National Teacher Scholarship and Classroom Grant award winners for the spring of 2015.  These 15 teachers embody our core values with their dedication to the field and innovative initiatives.  We couldn’t have chosen better!

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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...
Administrative Bloat: A Growing Problem in the U.S.
posted by: Alana | December 22, 2014, 06:49 pm

 

Did you know that the United States employs the most non-teacher employees (outside of Denmark) in the entire Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

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Are Teachers Being Shortchanged? This Report Says Yes!
posted by: Alana | July 23, 2014, 10:25 am
In virtually EVERY industry in the nation, employees are paid based on their value in the marketplace for the numbers they increase, the skills they perfect, and the value they create for their employers. This is not the case in public education.   Continue Reading...
New Study Links District Spending to Productivity
posted by: Alana | July 15, 2014, 05:17 pm

A new study from the Center for American Progress has been released evaluating the productivity of our nation's schools as it pertains to per-pupil spending.

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Two AAE member educators, Regional Membership Director Kristi Lacroix, and coalition of other local stakeholders testified Thursday before a Pennsylvania House committee in support of a new paycheck protection bill designed to promote teacher freedom of choice and union accountability.   Continue Reading...
Expensive Atlanta School Makes Headlines
posted by: Ruthie | August 08, 2013, 01:50 pm
Atlanta Public Schools often evoke memories of the recent cheating scandal that rocked the national education community. However, Atlanta is now making headlines for a new $147 million dollar school that promises to help the district “dig out of a historic crisis.”   Continue Reading...
“Won’t Back Down” Hits Theaters This Friday
posted by: Alix | September 25, 2012, 10:57 am
This weekend, a feature film highlighting struggling schools and parent and teacher empowerment will be released to theaters everywhere. "Won't Back Down," opening this Friday, September 28, gives moviegoers the opportunity to watch a film that pairs Hollywood entertainment with a message about American education reform.   Continue Reading...
Union-Owned Insurance Trust Declines Under Teacher Choice
posted by: Alix | April 16, 2012, 02:43 pm
In 2011, Wisconsin's fight over collective bargaining was the number one domestic story. From protests at the capitol to high-profile lawsuits, the battle to close budget shortfalls and curb union power is still gaining headlines in the state. In the latest development, WEA Trust, the health care insurer that has covered as many as two-thirds of Wisconsin school districts under strict collective bargaining agreements, has seen its revenue decline almost $70 million after a new law gave school districts the freedom to switch health care insurers to save funds.   Continue Reading...
YouTube as a Teaching Tool
posted by: Alix | March 12, 2012, 02:21 pm
While you may think of YouTube as a storehouse for time-wasting videos and tutorials, the internet clip website is going through a definite rebranding for K-12 educators. Since December, Google, YouTube's parent company, has been developing a portal that lets schools filter content for teachers and students. YouTube EDU offers schools the ability to pluck only the videos they want, free from controversial comments–all while blocking the general site content.   Continue Reading...
Green Schools See High Return on Investment
posted by: Alix | December 05, 2011, 05:06 pm
Last May, a report issued by the American Institute of Architects and the U.S. Green Building Council found that "green schools" are not only better for students, teachers, and the environment, but are also benefiting the bottom line. At a time when districts everywhere are facing major budget shortfalls, a school system in Mississippi is putting the theory to the test.   Continue Reading...
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...
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...
The Jobs Bill Showdown & Fuzzy Math on Teacher Jobs
posted by: Alix | October 11, 2011, 03:31 pm
Among the many new spending initiatives in President Obama's jobs bill is the flagged 30 billion dollars meant to hire teachers, preserve current jobs, and improve school buildings across the country. While the Senate is expected to debate the controversial legislation this week, the White House is warning that without this federal funding, nearly 280,000 education jobs will be lost this year alone. With rhetoric reaching a boiling point in Washington, the Associated Press is now reporting that President Obama's estimates may be far off the apocalyptic estimates.   Continue Reading...
Obama Unveils Education Plan in Jobs Speech
posted by: Alix | September 09, 2011, 02:54 pm
Yesterday evening, President Obama made a speech before a joint session of Congress to gain support for his new $447 billion jobs bill to be introduced sometime next week. Among the many new spending initiatives, the president spent significant time discussing education and increased investments in hiring new teachers and modernizing schools with improvements and technology.   Continue Reading...
Creating a School Week that Works
posted by: Alix | August 22, 2011, 10:52 am
One of the most debated aspects of school reform has been the issue of the traditional school schedule. Last fall, President Obama made headlines for advocating for a longer school day. Others argue a year-round environment is the best fit. While everyone has an opinion about the ideal schedule, budget shortfalls have forced a number of districts to shorten their school week, raising more questions about the perfect balance between length of school day and quality programs and curriculum.   Continue Reading...
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