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PACE Signs on to National School Choice Week
posted by: Tim | January 03, 2014, 04:08 PM

At the end of this month, the grassroots movement known as National School Choice Week will once again take shape in schools, districts, and cities across the country. From January 26th to February 1st, 2014, school choice advocates across the nation will gather to demonstrate their belief that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children. PACE is proud to be a partner in this unprecedented opportunity to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all students and teachers.

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Reform Matters: December 11, 2013
posted by: Tim | December 12, 2013, 05:25 AM

>>> Originally posted to the AAE BlogWelcome to the Association of American Educators' online biweekly publication,Reform Matters. This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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American Students Underperform on International Tests
posted by: Tim | December 05, 2013, 05:54 AM

>>> Originally posted to the AAE BlogThe Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development today released the results of the Program International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment tests the academic skills of 15-year olds in 65 different countries and school systems. The results are considered paramount to understanding and comparing academic performances across the word.

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Virtual Education and School Counseling
posted by: Tim | November 21, 2013, 10:14 PM

>>> Originally posted to the AAE BlogVirtual schools are not only bringing a whole new element to education, but also to school counseling. Approximately 310,000 students in 30 states now attend “multi-district, fully online” schools, according to one report. As the field grows, schools are continuing to develop best practices to meet students' academic and socials needs.

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Nation's Report Card Reveals Mixed Progress
posted by: Tim | November 07, 2013, 06:17 PM

>>> Originally posted to the AAE BlogAccording to the recently released NAEP scores, or the "Nation's Report Card," reading and mathematics achievement for American 8th graders has improved in the last two years. However, 4th graders' achievement has remained sub par. Overall, there have been gains in both subjects since the assessments in the early 1990s.

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iNACOL Conference Live Stream
posted by: Tim | October 28, 2013, 05:50 PM


>>> Originally posted to the AAE Blog


The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting their annual Virtual Symposium this week  in Orlando, Florida. A widely attended event with online educators and AAE members, the conference kicked off this morning with an introductory address by INACOL President and CEO Susan Patrick and a panel, Driving an Innovative Policy Roadmap Towards the Transformation of Student Learning, with speakers from across the country.

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Reform Matters: October 11, 2013
posted by: Tim | October 14, 2013, 04:31 PM

>>> Originally posted on the AAE BlogWelcome to the Association of American Educators' online biweekly publication,Reform Matters. This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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Join PACE’s Teacher Freedom Committee
posted by: Tim | October 08, 2013, 04:14 PM

Do you think teachers should be able to have more pathways for advancement? Do you think teachers should have more freedom to move from one school district to another? Do you think teachers should have more autonomy in their classroom? Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the future of the teaching profession? You should consider bringing your ideas PACE’s Teacher Freedom Committee.

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By 2050, white, non-Hispanics will be the minority in America. Currently, already half of babies born today are Hispanic, African American, Asian, or Native American. This major shift in demographics intensifies the important role of education reform in this country, especially in underserved communities with struggling schools.   Continue Reading...
Statistics: Male Students Are Falling Behind
posted by: Ruthie | July 12, 2013, 05:29 PM

Our great nation is known for the constant pursuit of equality and for “offering every citizen “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” In education, while there is an increasing focus on minority achievement, especially for African American and Hispanic students, few people are acknowledging the growing disparity in gender achievement in the United States.

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President Obama Gives High School Commencement Address
posted by: Tim | May 17, 2011, 03:45 PM
President Obama stopped in Memphis, Tennessee yesterday to deliver Booker T. Washington High School's key note graduation address as part of the Department of Education's Commencement Challenge for 2011. Washington High secured the historic address from the President by illustrating how it overcame a history of disciplinary problems and high dropout rates by implementing reforms and turning the school into a sanctuary for troubled kids in inner city Memphis.   Continue Reading...
StudentsFirst Expanding to Include Fellowships
posted by: Colin | April 29, 2011, 12:45 PM
StudentsFirst, the new national organization behind education reform efforts across the country, announced this week that they are expanding to include fellowships for teachers. The Michelle Rhee fronted advocacy organization is offering opportunities for current teachers and education reformers to become leaders in the education reform movement via her new senior-level fellowship program.   Continue Reading...
Union Legislation National Developments
posted by: Colin | April 11, 2011, 06:45 PM
Beginning in Wisconsin, legislation aimed at curbing union power, advancing education reform policy, and ending forced unionism has spread across the country. Currently states in every part of the country are in various stages of passing their own laws as the protests and debates rage on. The national unions and their state counterparts are on the defensive, organizing large ballot initiative campaigns and considering increasing their dues to pay for their efforts to preserve their monopolies. Make sure to follow the news in your state by reading AAE's daily blog posts.   Continue Reading...
Teachers Shouldn’t Be Threatened by Reform
posted by: Megan | October 19, 2010, 06:09 PM

Both sides of the education dialogue can agree about one thing when it comes to improving education – having an effective teacher is essential in student learning. This idea is neither liberal nor conservative, rather a simple truth that divides stake holders in its implementation, and shouldn't make American teachers defensive.

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