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AAE is In For School Choice in 2011
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 06, 2011, 11:08 am   

The following statement can be attributed to the Association of American Educators Executive Director Gary Beckner.

This new year the Association of American Educators gladly joins hands with other professional associations and groups of teachers, parents, and students to support school choice during National School Choice Week, January 23-29. The movement calls for an effective education system that has the flexibility to personalize and motivate students and allows parents to choose the learning environment that is best suited for their child.
Start Anew, Return to Where You Started
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 05, 2011, 12:19 pm   

Yet another reason that being a teacher is fantastic— there are technically two "New Years" in a calendar year. The first is the beginning of the school year and the second is, of course, in January (Yes, my listing of them is chronologically incorrect, but in education the "beginning of the year" is the first day of school.)
Teacher-Run Schools Gaining Popularity
posted by: Cindy Omlin | January 04, 2011, 02:19 pm   

A public charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota has been gaining national attention for its innovative vision and spin on learning. The Avalon School is a teacher-run school with no administrators, secretaries or even librarians. This school and others like it have been gaining steam as a means to challenge the classic public school environment, and according to a new study, are producing results.
Portrait of a New Teacher (but others are invited to read too)
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 22, 2010, 12:32 pm   

Q: What do these words have in common?
The Cartel Examines New Jersey Schools
posted by: Cindy Omlin | December 21, 2010, 01:29 pm   

Throughout the summer and fall, the whole country has been talking about education and education reform. Everyone from Oprah to AAE's own Gary Beckner have been talking about movies like Waiting for "Superman" as groundbreaking films that challenge our perceptions of education in America. One film about the state of education in New Jersey has been receiving critical acclaim, yet has not received the kind of national media attention of "Superman". The Cartel, out on DVD this week, is a chilling portrayal of education in the Garden State.
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