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Arkansas to Receive $2.1 Billion in Stimulus for Various Programs
posted by: Pamela | May 05, 2011, 04:26 pm   


Congress passed a federal stimulus package to help fund many programs throughout the state. Most other states receiving the same stimulus will spend the money to cover gaps in their yearly operating budgets.

 
Discussing Osama Bin Laden with Students
posted by: Pamela | May 05, 2011, 08:57 am   

>> Originally posted by Jill on the AAE Blog:

I was teaching on September 11, 2001 when the Towers fell. In fact, my student's brother worked at the Twin Towers. (Sidenote: the brother escaped safely from the buildings before it collapsed). It was a long day of teaching. As eighteen and nineteen year-olds, the students wanted to talk about what was happening and it just seemed right to put the current lesson on hold and teach another lesson that day. Considering that we didn't have much information and my iPhone had yet to be invented, there were a lot of questions unanswered.
 
ASTA Celebrates Teachers & Charters This Week
posted by: Pamela | May 02, 2011, 02:47 pm   


This week, May 2-8, 2011, is both National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter Schools Week. ASTA is pleased to recognize both American educators and charter schools this week and every day. Read Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's statement on the occasion here.

 
NEA Financial Disclosures Shed Light on Union Dollars
posted by: Pamela | April 27, 2011, 10:05 am   


The union watchdog group Education Intelligence Agency released an analysis of the National Education Association’s most recent IRS documents this week, shedding light on the astronomical amount the NEA and its state affiliates collect from teachers each year.  According to tax documents, the NEA amassed more than $1.5 billion in revenue in 2008-09, more than 90 percent of it in the form of union dues from teachers.

 
Using the ‘Netflix’ model to improve literacy
posted by: Pamela | April 20, 2011, 11:19 am   


Why is Netflix such a success? I suggest that it comes down to the fulfillment of three desires of the consumer.

 
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