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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.

  • Five Things to Do Now as a New Teacher

    Once you’ve crossed the stage and received your diploma, you may think you have a few months to relax before you need to start focusing on teaching for the first time (officially). After all, during your student teaching and throughout your coursework, you doubtless heard that the first year of teaching is the most difficult. So a well-deserved break to recharge makes it tempting to do very little over the summer months before your first job. However, there are a few essential things that new teachers can and should be doing now that will make day-one and those first few months go much more smoothly!



  • Weekly News Round-Up for June 14th

    Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, census troubles, education bills, and more!



  • The 5 Types of Teachers During Summer Break

    School is over, or almost over, and for teachers across the country, the break is well deserved. However, what do teachers actually do during the summer? We’ve found that teachers tend to divide themselves into five different types during the summer. Some spend all summer working while others enjoy having nothing to do. Want to see all five types? Read on below!



  • How Do You Get Students To Attend School?

    No matter the age or grade, getting students to actually attend classes is one of the most challenging struggles a school will face. According to Attendance Works, more than 8 million students were chronically absent in the 2015-2016 school year. These absences can lead to lower test scores, a higher rate of failing a grade, and a higher rate of dropping out of school.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for May 30th

    Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, end of year strikes drag on, Biden has an ed plan, transgender bathrooms decided, and more!



  • Best Twitter Hashtags for Teachers

    Using Twitter for the first time can be daunting. Glancing over your feed can make it seem like there are a million conversations all going on at the same time, making it hard to follow a single train of thought or distinguish the good information from the bad. At the same time, Twitter has proven to be a valuable way for educators to connect with like-minded individuals across the country.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for May 24th

    Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, more guns find their way into schools, teachers strike, charters are under attack, and more!



  • Seventy-Five Education Organizations Sign on to AAE Foundation’s Letter On Teacher Diversity

    This morning, AAE sent a letter signed by more than seventy-five education organizations to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and leaders in Congress calling for their help in addressing the lack of teacher diversity in our nation’s classrooms.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for May 17th

    Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, the 65th anniversary of Brown v. BoE, presidential plans, adversity scores, and more!


    It’s the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision and The 74 Million is looking at some of the lesser known stories surrounding the case. ABC news is examining the surprising persistence of school segregation. Education Week asks why our teaching force isn’t diverse.