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The Association of American Educators
AAE Blog
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.

  • Weekly News Round-Up for April 20th

    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, education fights in Kentucky, Colorado, and Arizona heat up while students continue to protest gun violence in schools.



  • RISE 2018: A Report

    Last week I had the privilege of attending the Reagan Institute Education Summit (RISE) in Washington, DC. The theme of the conference revolved around a look at A Nation at Risk 35 years later. The piece was penned in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education. The summit offered a real “who’s who” of the education world today and took a deep dive into the issues still plaguing education in the US 35 years after the publication of A Nation at Risk.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for April 13th

    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 Oklahoma strike comes to an end, while protests elsewhere are racheting up, and the movement to arm teachers sees a number of new setbacks.



  • Making the Most of Your Classes After the Exam

    Recently we heard from AAE member Sarah Torzewski, who spoke to us about keeping student learning ongoing even as we start to wind the year down. Sarah provided some advice from her own experience:



  • How MATHCOUNTS Helps Students Succeed

    April is Math Awareness Month, and so to help raise mathematical awareness, we have a blog entry from Ronnie Flowers, a Regional Membership Director of our Arkansas chapter, ASTA.


    I have been involved with MATHCOUNTS as a school coach for 12 years and as the Northwest Arkansas MATHCOUNTS Coordinator for 7 years. I love MATHCOUNTS and giving students the opportunity to be involved in something as great as MATHCOUNTS. Even after I left the classroom and joined the staff of ASTA, the Arkansas chapter of the Association of American Educators, I continued to work with the organization, this time as a sponsor.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for April 6th

    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 Oklahoma strike continues, a report on school discipline is released, Secretary DeVos travels to Texas, and more!



  • The Big, Giant List of Poetry Resources

    April is National Poetry Month. Learning poetry can connect students to their emotions and to the world around them. Writing poetry can vastly improve a student’s writing in other forms as well. However, poetry is often overlooked in the classroom.



  • Life and Legacy of Linda Brown

    Last week, Linda Brown of the famous Brown v. Board of Education supreme court case, passed away at the age of 75 in Topeka, Kansas.  Brown became famous at the age of nine after her father attempted to enroll her in the all-white Sumner Elementary School near their Kansas home. Because she was African-American, her enrollment was denied and her father, Oliver Brown, filed a lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education. Several other plaintiffs joined and the case was eventually heard by the Supreme Court of the United States.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for March 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, Apple has a new plan for schools, teachers continue their protests, and more!