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Union Spending Alarming to Rank and File?
posted by: Alana | November 16, 2016, 04:43 PM


Yet again, the teachers unions are among the largest political funders in local and national elections alike from coast to coast.


In addition to early presidential endorsements by both the AFT and NEA, the largest teachers unions in the nation spent a whopping combined total of $32.2 million dollars during in the 2016 election cycle as of the September 30th FEC reporting period. And that number is bound to be even higher when 4th quarter reporting numbers come in.


But that's not even the half of it.


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Where do the presidential candidates stand on education?
posted by: Alana | October 28, 2016, 05:17 PM


We're getting down to the wire and early voting is already in full swing across the nation. There is so much at stake in this presidential race from education reform initiatives to school funding, yet thousands of Americans are still undecided heading into the 2016 elections. It's absolutely imperative that educators make well informed decisions at the voting booth this November. 


PACE is proudly non-partisan, does not endorse candidates, or tell members how to vote. We do, however, urge each and every educator to brush up on the candidates' stances on education at the federal, state, AND local levels before heading to the polls. 


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Colorado teacher and PACE member, Jill Cullis, has been selected by the Hope Street Group to be a National Teacher Fellow for the 2015-2016 school year. She is one of just 18 teachers chosen to serve as a public policy voice for educators.

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College Board Reveals Revised AP US History Framework
posted by: Charity | August 06, 2015, 11:31 PM

Last year, the College Board made waves when it released the revised standards for Advanced Placement (AP) US History.  The revised course was criticized by conservative politicians and pundits for being anti-American.  Many people pointed out that the framework often presented a one-sided view of history in its attempts to explore historical controversies and nuances.

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States Rush to Remain Compliant Under NCLB Waivers
posted by: Tim | May 28, 2014, 03:20 PM

With Washington slated to lose their No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver over their failure to incorporate student test scores into teacher evaluations, other states are feeling the heat over waiver compliance. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently warned states he is likely to “revoke a waiver, or two, or three.” Without waivers from the Department of Education, states will be forced to comply with all of the regulatory provisions of NCLB.

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Reform Matters: May 1, 2014
posted by: Tim | May 01, 2014, 06:33 PM

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online 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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Earlier today, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a congressional hearing reviewing President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Education.

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Federal Update: April 21, 2014
posted by: Tim | April 25, 2014, 04:54 PM
Department of Education Launches New Efforts to Increase College and Career Readiness In an effort to increase college and career readiness, President Obama recently announced 24 Youth CareerConnect grants, which will provide a total of $107 million to local partnerships of school districts, institutions of higher education, workforce investment boards, and employers, in order to help these entities redesign the teaching and learning experience, insuring youth are prepared with the knowledge, skills, and industry-relevant education needed to get on the pathway to a successful career.   Continue Reading...
National Board Certification for Principals Debated
posted by: Tim | April 10, 2014, 09:19 PM

National Board Certification is one of the most highly esteemed professional certifications a teacher can achieve. In 2009, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) began creating a similar certification program for school principals.  With a pilot group of 120 principals invested in the program, the NBPTS executive board is now deciding on whether or not to scrap the program entirely.

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House Education Committee Discusses Early Childhood Education
posted by: Tim | February 08, 2014, 12:17 AM

Yesterday the House Education and Workforce Committee held a hearing todiscuss early childhood education. According to a 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the federal government dedicates at least $13.3 billion each year to operate 45 programs that provide or support early childhood care and education. President Obama has also made it his goal to expand early childhood education into universal pre-k.

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AAE's 2014 National Membership Survey
posted by: Tim | February 04, 2014, 06:37 PM
Today, AAE released its 2014 Membership Survey about high-profile education and labor policies. Survey results show progressive stances toward education and labor reform, particularly with regard to education spending, school choice, technology, safety in schools, Common Core State Standards, and collective bargaining.    Continue Reading...
Reform Matters: January 30, 2014
posted by: Tim | January 30, 2014, 11:15 PM

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online 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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Recently, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and over 600 stakeholders attended Education Datapalooza, a celebration of innovative products, apps, websites, and other tools designed to increase college and career readiness.

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>>> Originally posted to the AAE BlogAs support grows for environmentally conscious food programs, schools are beginning to catch on to the growing movement. Anyone who has been in to a school cafeteria knows how much food often goes to waste. Now urban school cafeterias, including those in Miami-Dade County, are leading the way toward a sustainable and environmentally aware lunch program.

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Department of Education Advocates for More Excellent Teachers
posted by: Tim | November 26, 2013, 05:05 PM

>>> Originally posted to the AAE BlogThis week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will re-launch a campaign of public service announcements designed to galvanize the nation’s most elite college students to consider a career in teaching. The program will include television, radio, internet, and newspaper components to capitalize on recruiting America's best and brightest.

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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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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...