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Social Media in the Modern Classroom
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 29, 2011, 12:44 pm   

While everyone knows that technology has changed our world, policymakers and education experts are still debating the value of social media in a modern day classroom. In a technology driven world, opportunities to educate children are arising everywhere. With the rise of social media and online learning, teachers need to strike a balance between using these innovative online tools and exposing them to inappropriate content and misuse.
Union Battles in the States
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 28, 2011, 01:12 pm   


It has been a busy few months for AAE and our state affiliates. More than 12 states are in various stages of advancing laws that deal with curbing union power, advancing education reform, and ending forced unionism. The unions have proved that regardless of whether or not they win battles in the legislature, they will take the fight to the courts and potential ballot initiatives in the next election cycle.

Member Mention: Minidoka, ID, Teacher Projects Success
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 25, 2011, 07:08 pm   

Congratulations to NWPE member Jacqueline Wilson, a West Minico Middle School teacher in Minidoka, ID!  Jacqueline was presented with a $500 check and certificate for an NWPE classroom grant.  The funds will purchase a computer projector to enhance her instruction with special education students in the areas of mathematics, reading, and language arts.

Member Mention: Wings Charter Teacher Awarded Grant for Science Materials
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 25, 2011, 05:41 pm   

We are happy to award Mr. David Grindstaff, an NWPE member and teacher at the Twin Falls, ID, Wings Charter School, with a classroom grant for $422 to purchase earth science curricular materials to enhance student achievement. 

AAE and the Issue of Forced Unionism
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 25, 2011, 02:49 pm   

In light of the labor battles brewing across the country, members and others interested in our organization have inquired about AAE's position on compulsory unionism, forced dues, strikes, and sick-outs.
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