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Budget Cuts Threaten the Next Generation of Educators
posted by: Megan | April 07, 2011, 09:36 pm   

 

President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have often mentioned that the cornerstone of their education agenda is their focus on recruiting America's best and brightest young people to a career in teaching. With programs like the TEACH campaign, the Obama administration realizes that we are at a crossroads with our teacher workforce, as the majority of American teachers will be retiring in the next ten years. Unfortunately due to unprecedented budget shortfalls and the threat of layoffs, experts are warning that college students will be less likely to pursue a career in teaching for fear of uncertainty in the profession.

 
Professional Development That Takes You to Another World, Almost
posted by: Colin | April 07, 2011, 01:45 pm   


>> Originally posted by Jill on the AAE Blog:

My decision to travel outside of the United States as a twenty-year old quickly became a time to observe what education looked like throughout the world. On every trip or study abroad experience I did my best to experience education in the country being visited. And upon my return from every trip I realized just how much the experience broadened my horizons (pardon the cliche) and helped me develop many content-rich lesson plans that intrigued my students.

 
Supreme Courts Rules in Favor of Tax Credits
posted by: Colin | April 05, 2011, 01:45 pm   

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that ordinary taxpayers cannot challenge government programs that use tax breaks to direct money to religious activities and schools, providing a huge victory for school choice advocates nationwide.
 
AAE Federal Update April 4, 2011
posted by: Colin | April 05, 2011, 01:45 pm   

House Reauthorizes SOAR Act
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The Great Cursive Debate
posted by: Megan | April 03, 2011, 10:17 am   

Most adults today remember countless hours spent practicing their cursive in elementary school. These days it's hard to remember when we last used the skill, unless maybe to sign a check. According to reports, cursive instruction is dying out all over the country. Will the once staple of a grammar school education go the way of the abacus for today's children?

 
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