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Welcome to National School Choice Week 2017!
posted by: Alix | January 23, 2017, 10:39 am

National School Choice Week is here!  AAE will be celebrating with teachers across the country this week. Amazingly, 6.4 million Americans will be participating in 21,392 total events.

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Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are becoming an increasingly hot-button issue for education advocates all across America – perhaps none more so than those in Arizona. ESAs allow parents to use some of the public finding earmarked for their child to pay for school-related services and tuitions. Despite push back from the status quo, a new report by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice reveals the truth about how ESAs are helping students.


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Reform Matters: February 1st, 2016
posted by: Alana | February 01, 2016, 11:39 am

AAE President Gary Beckner Sounds Off on Teacher Choice During National School Choice Week 

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National School Choice Week: Member Spotlight
posted by: Alana | January 29, 2016, 05:06 pm


This week is National School Choice Week, a nationwide celebration highlighting options in education. As a teacher in a public charter school in Jersey City, I am proud to part of the growing school choice movement here in New Jersey.


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This One's Easy: Send us Your #SchoolChoice Selfie!
posted by: Alana | January 29, 2016, 02:51 pm
National School Choice Week 2016 is almost over! Help AAE end the week strong by sending us your #SchoolChoice selfie!   Continue Reading...
School Choice Week 2016: Top 5 FAQs about School Choice
posted by: Alana | January 26, 2016, 05:57 pm


Education stakeholders are joining together across the nation in one voice this week to speak out on behalf of students and teachers in all academic settings.


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And now the moment you've all been waiting for...National School Choice Week 2016 is finally here now through Saturday!   Continue Reading...
School Choice Is Good for Teachers, Too
posted by: Alana | January 07, 2016, 10:56 am

By Doug Tuthill


“As choice expands, teachers will see more opportunities to create and/or work in educational models that hew to their vision and values, maximize their expertise, and result in better outcomes for students.” With her recent passing, Marva Collins is being remem¬bered for her glorious educational crusade to turn around the lives of low-income black children in Chicago. It’s also worth remembering how she chose to do this. She cashed in her teacher pension savings in the 1970s to start her own private school. With it, she combined a no-excuses attitude with high standards, strict discipline, and love—and got amazing results with limited resources.


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2105 NAEP Results & Video Summary
posted by: Alana | November 02, 2015, 01:14 pm


Everyone is talking about the release of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) exam results. Unfortunately, the results tell a very serious story about the state of education in today’s schools.


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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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Louisiana Embraces Course Choice
posted by: Alana | August 26, 2015, 10:09 am

By Conner Dunleavy

In 2012, the state of Louisiana embraced a revolutionary policy known as public school “course choice,” opening the door for students interested in taking on additional classes. Since the time of its launch, the program has been hailed as a critical reform by allowing students to take courses outside of the traditional public school setting through third party organizers.

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By Conner Dunleavy


The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has recently started bracing itself for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The decision could potentially end the practice of forced unionism from coast to coast allowing educators ultimate control over their paychecks.

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The Foundation for Excellence in Education released the 2014 Digital Learning Report Card last month. The report details state policies on digital learning based on their alignment to the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning.

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Maria Montessori is one of the most recognized names in education.  She was the first female physician in Italy and dedicated her life to children.  Quickly moving beyond a child’s physical care,  Montessori developed an interest in education and developed a series of practices that were both rooted in science and revolutionized the way that educators thought about student learning.


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Is Virtual Preschool Really a Thing? YES!
posted by: Alana | February 18, 2015, 07:03 pm


Amidst discussion of universal preschool, a new form of preschool has emerged out of the tech world - and it’s opening up the doors for school choicer supporters all across the globe.


Here’s how it’s supposed to work:

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Reform Matters: January 30th, 2015
posted by: Alix | January 30, 2015, 05:09 pm
Reform Matters: January 30th, 2015
A Publication of the Association of American Educators Volume 3, Issue 12: January 30, 2015 Celebrate Teachers,  Celebrate Choice! The Association of American Educators (AAE) was pleased to sign on in support of National School Choice Week in 2015! Partnered with other grassroots organizations and coalitions across the country, this week AAE has been hosting events and speaking out about the benefits of choice!   Continue Reading...


Yesterday, we packed Capitol Hill to the brink with teachers, students, and parents showing their support for school choice – and you can still join them!


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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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Reform Matters: January 22nd, 2015
posted by: Alix | January 22, 2015, 05:03 pm


AAE in the News: Wishing Educators Were Recognized for Expanding School Choice Don't miss AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner's opinion editorial about teachers and school choice!

"...This new renaissance in education is both shaking up our classrooms and fundamentally altering the face of the teaching profession. Dedicated, professional teachers should be given credit for their role in supporting and participating in choice settings. In sharing their talents in these new and exciting education environments, teachers are helping to create a brighter future for students who need personalized options." Click here to read the full article.

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