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Social Media Poll Sheds Light on Student Use
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 19, 2011, 02:42 pm   

While everyone knows that technology has changed our world, policymakers and education experts are still debating the value of social media in the modern day classroom. In a technology driven world, the possibilities of engaging students in social media for educational purposes are endless. However, while we know teenagers are glued to their smart phones and iPads, are they committed to engaging in this technology for school? A new Associated Press-Viacom poll sheds new light on what teens are really using social media for- and you just may be surprised.

Seniors Going Strong in the Classroom
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 18, 2011, 12:04 pm   

In a time when we continually hear about the challenges of maintaining a thriving teacher workforce, the thought of someone teaching until well past typical retirement age seems mindboggling. We are constantly bombarded with headlines and statistics about burn-out rates and shortages, but rarely do we hear success stories about educators who have truly committed their lives to helping students.
California Teachers Union Supporting Convicted Cop Killer
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 14, 2011, 04:59 pm   

While one could find countless examples of teachers unions spending time and money on supporting causes unrelated to education, a California teachers union is under fire this week after passing a new resolution supporting a convicted cop killer from Philadelphia.
Show and Tell: Representatives Invited to Classrooms
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 13, 2011, 12:27 pm   

It's pretty obvious why Mr. Kevin Grover is Maine's teacher of the year for 2010. He dreams big and then he gets to work.

Union Legislation Developments
posted by: Cindy Omlin | April 11, 2011, 03:55 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.
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