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AAE is In For School Choice in 2011
posted by: Pamela | January 05, 2011, 04:36 pm   



The following statement can be contributed 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.

 
ASTA Offers Scholarship to T-Cubed Conference
posted by: Pamela | January 04, 2011, 04:32 pm   


The Arkansas State Teachers Association is pleased to offer the opportunity for our members to attend the T-Cubed Conference on January 27-29 in Hot Springs free of cost through ASTA’s professional development scholarships.

 
Teacher-Run Schools Gaining Popularity
posted by: Pamela | January 04, 2011, 12:31 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.
 
New Poll Blames Parents for Problems in Education
posted by: Pamela | January 03, 2011, 05:48 pm   

Education reformers and policy makers have long pointed fingers at various groups for low graduation rates and various headaches in education. Teachers, administrators, and the economic down-turn have all been blamed for failing schools and underperforming students. In contrast, a recent Associated Press-Stanford University poll finds that 68 percent of adults blame parents for the problems in education.
 
Know Your Role
posted by: Pamela | December 22, 2010, 10:48 am   


Four reasons teachers should be cautious of becoming too involved in students' lives.

 
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