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The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that our members receive the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.

  • All You Have to do to Show Your Support is Give Our Session a Thumbs Up!

     

    AAE supports and serves educators in all school settings, including traditional public schools, private schools, and public charter schools. That's why we submitted a proposal to present at the 2017 National Charter Schools Conference in front of over 4,200 dedicated educators from across the nation. Now, a panel of our staff and members has a chance to present, but we need your immediate support to secure our spot by voting for our session!



  • Global Education Rankings Cast Shadow on U.S. Education System

     

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted an international survey of nearly half a million 15-year-old students from 72 countries and economies to determine which countries excel in various educational subjects, and which ones fall behind.

     

    The results of this survey are known as PISA or the Program for International Student Assessment and this particular survey focused on learning about how students compare on a global scale in science.

     



  • Six ‘Protect Yourself Rules’ That All Young Children Must Learn

    Guest Post by Jon Conte, PhD., University of Washington, School of Social Work

     

    I’ve dedicated my career to studying child abuse and the traumatic, long-term effects it has on children’s development. Over the decades, two statistics have never strayed far from my thoughts:

     

    • More than one in six children suffers from physical abuse.
    • One in 10 children will be sexually abused, often by someone they know and trust.

     



  • Even Beginners Can Participate in this Week's Hour of Code

     

    This week educators across the nation are participating in the “Hour of Code.” Celebrated annually during Computer Science Week, Hour of Code 2016 is being recognized from the 5th to the 11th December.

     



  • Reform Matters: December 02, 2016

     

    Election 2016: Betsy DeVos Chosen as U.S. Secretary of Education




  • DeVos Nominated Secretary of Education

     

    Last week, President Elect Donald Trump had a big announcement to deliver about his education agenda. Four days after meeting with the President Elect, Betsy DeVos, 58, has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Who is Betsy DeVos you might ask? A high-profile advocate for school choice, Ms. DeVos is chair of the American Federation for Children, a Washington, D.C.-based organization devoted to expanding school of choice options across the country. She also sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

     



  • Advice for Overworked Teachers: How to Get Relief During the School Year

     

    Teachers are asked to do a lot, often with very little. You aren’t simply an educator. At any given time during a day in the classroom, you’ll be asked to play the role of parent, mentor, friend, disciplinarian, and more...and that’s all while working to ensure your overcrowded classroom of students meets their ever-changing testing requirements.

     

    This clash of responsibilities and the fact that teachers must work long hours, adds up to a lot of stress. So, what can you do to get a little relief during the school year? Here are a few suggestions:

     



  • What People Are Saying About Civics Education

     

    Last week, the United States finished one of the most contentious and bitter elections in recent memory.  While there are a lot of things that could be said about the election, one thing that became clear to people on all sides is that the US has neglected teaching civics in its schools.  According to The Atlantic:

     



  • Reform Matters: November 15, 2016
    Calling All Great Teachers!

    Great teachers deserve recognition. TNTP's Fishman Prize honors 100 inspiring public school teachers each year for their ability to create challenging and engaging classrooms for all of their students. Four winners receive $25,000 and six finalists receive $1,000.

    Apply or nominate a colleague today!