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Reform Matters: May 22, 2014
posted by: Tim | May 22, 2014, 05:07 PM   


Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues after our members are surveyed at a majority. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education.

AAE Blog Roll: Don't forget to bookmark the AAE blog and the AAE Charters blog for original daily posts on trends in education reform and professional development.

Report Finds Bias in Teacher Evaluation Systems
First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Brown v. Board Anniversary
New Report Examines Student Drop Out Factors
Elite Charter School Networks Named Finalists for Broad Prize


AAE in the News: Teacher Wins AAE Foundation Classroom Grant


"Murphy received a grant from the Association of American Educators Foundation to buy four Texas Instruments motion sensors to use in her math classes. The motion sensors, which cost about $100 each, measure the distance from the sensor to an object and then plot the distance as a data point on a graphing calculator.." Click here to read more about  Ms. Murphy's classroom grant. 

Please consider applying for the next round of scholarships and grants. The deadline for the upcoming fall competition is October 1, 2014. The summer months are a perfect time to apply!

Education Technology & Blended Learning

How do we deal with student privacy? Indiana Data Network Draws OppositionEducation Week, 5/21/14

Calif. School District Crashing the InternetUSA Today, 5/15/14

College Case Study: How Online Courses Boost College Completion But Lower Actual LearningVB News, 5/17/14 

Teacher Topics

State Case Studies: Kansas Working Through Teacher Licensing ChangesAssociated Press, 5/20/14; Indiana Gives Initial OK to New Teacher LicenseAssociated Press, 5/20/14

Six Signs of-and Solutions for-Teacher BurnoutEducation Week, 5/20/14

Photo Gallery: One Day in TeachingEducation Week, 5/6/14

Charter Schools, Choice, & Reform Advocacy

Opinion: Why School Choice is a Civil Rights IssueCNN, 5/17/14

Florida Laws Aimed at Helping Understand School ProgressAssociated Press, 5/21/14

Choice Programs: More than 3,400 Apply for Wisconsin VouchersAssociated Press, 5/21/14


>>> Originally posted to the AAE Blog

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