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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 September 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, strikes continue, paddling, a plea to teachers, and more!



  • ATTENTION AAE MEMBERS: Job Protection Benefits Doubled!

    AAE has DOUBLED job protection benefits in the policy that comes with professional membership. This benefit increase is immediately in effect for all current and future professional members of AAE and dues are unchanged: $16.50/month.



  • AAE Grant Helps Turn Students into Makers

    This week, we have a guest blog by Jillian Welch, one of our national grant winners. As a recipient of a $500 AAE Foundation grant, Jillian was trained in the design and incorporation of a new program for her classroom. Her story is below:


    As an educator, I seek out new innovative teaching techniques. I believe teachers should strive to push their students to do the hard work, to be the leaders of the classroom, and to be innovative.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for September 7th

    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, teacher strikes, gun purchases, sleeping in, and more!



  • A Matter of Leadership

    Written by AAE's Director of Charter School Services, Rena Youngblood.


    Like so many people, I was a little saddened to read last August that this would be the final season for the CBS hit, The Big Bang Theory. The Wall Street Journal wrote, “The show, about a group of geeky physicists and their friendship with a beautiful next-door neighbor, averaged 18.9 million viewers last season. Its absence will leave a big hole in CBS’s prime-time lineup.”



  • Weekly News Round-Up for August 31st

    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, teacher strikes, an end to an Arizona ballot measure, contaminated water, and more!



  • Which YA Books Will Students Be Reading This School Year?

    Long gone are the days when books were clearly divided between Children’s and Fiction literature. The Young Adult genre now has a permanent place in our book stores, libraries and schools. Its rise is tied to the popularity of both series and single novels with captivating, timeless characters and riveting plots that attract teens and adult readers alike.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for August 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, guns in schools, major new poll results, new requirements in Kentucky, and more!



  • Gradeless Classrooms: Education’s Newest Trend

    Have you heard about “going gradeless?” The desire to upend the traditional A-F and percentage point grading system has been mounting for several years. Now, there’s a new trend in this movement to eliminate grades altogether.