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This weekend in Wisconsin and state capitals all over the country, union leaders and members gathered together to protest the various bills aimed at ending forced unionism and closing budget gaps. Despite ...
22. Progress in Labor Battle
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The labor battle continues to heat up all over the country as Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio lawmakers are in various stages of passing legislation that would end compulsory unionism and close ...
23. Utah Bill Hammering Unions Advances
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This week, Utah House Bill 183 cleared several legislative hurdles after years of union push back. The House advanced a bill Wednesday that would prohibit school districts from paying teachers on leave ...
24. Labor Showdown Goes National
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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 ...
25. Obama Meets Technology Executives
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Last week President Obama unveiled his federal budget to mixed reviews from both parties. Among the proposals was the administration's commitment to increasing investments in new education technology. ...
26. Wisconsin May Be Just the Beginning
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Governors who swept into power in state houses this year with promises to cut spending and bring business to depressed states are now beginning to usher in a new era of labor relations that could result ...
Idaho State Superintendent Tom Luna experienced quite the scare this week, waking up to an act of vandalism in his driveway. In the wake of his proposed bold education reform agenda, Mr. Luna has received ...
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 ...
29. Tax Tips for Teachers
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With tax season just around the corner, it's important to know what kind of federal tax breaks you might be eligible for as an educator. Most teachers purchase supplies for their classroom out of their ...
We often mention advances in technology on the AAE blog. Stories ranging from students organizing online study groups to learning Chinese through remote video conferencing in Shanghai have all been making ...
Former First Lady, librarian and current and longtime education advocate Laura Bush has announced a new education initiative through the President George W. Bush Institute in Houston. The program seeks ...
32. New Developments in Online Learning
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As we find ourselves in yet another brutal winter, the dust is settling on the harsh realities of the impact on our students and teachers. Spring breaks and summer vacations will no doubt feel the effects ...
Recently governors across the country have made national headlines bringing the salaries of district superintendents to light. While all of these salaries are a matter of public record, the public has ...
Voters in New York don't believe seniority should be the determining factor in potential teacher layoffs. According to a new poll by Education Reform Now, an overwhelming majority of New Yorkers are against ...
35. Alabama Teachers Flocking to AAE
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Due to some recent landmark legislation, Alabama teachers are finding themselves at a crossroads with their local union, the Alabama Education Association, an affiliate of the NEA. Recently, the Alabama ...
The debate over "value-added" methods of evaluating teachers has caused controversy all over the country. While most agree that we must find a way of fairly evaluating teachers, not many agree on the ...
Teach for America, a non-profit organization that recruits recent college graduates and professionals to teach in high-need schools for two years, has just received $100 million to launch its first-ever ...
President Obama devoted an unprecedented amount of time to education in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Using his yearly platform, the President put education front and center on the national stage ...
In the wake of such films as Waiting for "Superman" and The Cartel comes a new documentary series called Kids Aren't Cars. Slated for release in February, the series of mini-documentaries will showcase ...
40. AAE Federal Update January 25, 2011
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USDA Releases School Nutrition Guidelines The Department of Education has released guidelines for healthy school lunches in partnership with the Institute of Medicine, a Washington-based policy ...
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