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Guest Post By: Sandi Jacobs With Congress having reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act earlier this year, there’s been a lot of celebration from some camps and hand wringing from others over the future of teacher evaluation. There is a perception that life under “ESSA” will mean that states will no longer embrace the commitments they only recently made to introduce more meaningful teacher evaluation systems.

 

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PACE is proud to announce the Fall 2015 Scholarship and Grant recipients. We love visiting schools to celebrate educators for their dedication to student outcomes, professionalism and passion. PACE is proud of our teachers who are consistently coming up with innovative ways to grow professionally and serve their students -from high risk to high achieving. PACE encourages teachers to keep the good ideas flowing through our Scholarship and Grant program.

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Colorado teacher and PACE member, Jill Cullis, has been selected by the Hope Street Group to be a National Teacher Fellow for the 2015-2016 school year. She is one of just 18 teachers chosen to serve as a public policy voice for educators.

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Innovation Station: Pets in the Classroom
posted by: Charity | September 18, 2015, 10:32 PM

Have you ever had a pet in your classroom? Are you considering one for your classroom this year? Back-to-school time may be the perfect opportunity to give consideration to such a rewarding undertaking!

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The Foundation for Excellence in Education released the 2014 Digital Learning Report Card last month. The report details state policies on digital learning based on their alignment to the 10 Elements of High-Quality Digital Learning.

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The reauthorization of No Child Left Behind is making big waves among policymakers, journalists, and educators who are eager to see improvements to a policy that for years has left many educators in a teaching gridlock.

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Reform Matters: April 15, 2015
posted by: Tim | April 15, 2015, 08:41 PM
Reform Matters: April 15, 2015

AAE Blog Roll: Don't forget to bookmark the AAE blog and the AAE Charters blog for original posts on trends in education reform and professional development.

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AAE's 2015 National Member Survey
posted by: Tim | February 13, 2015, 04:10 PM
Today, AAE released its 2015 Membership Survey about the nation's most talked-about education and labor policies. We're thrilled to showcase member opinions and share our findings with policymakers and stakeholders on all levels.   Continue Reading...
Administrative Bloat: A Growing Problem in the U.S.
posted by: Tim | January 05, 2015, 08:42 PM

Did you know that the United States employs the most non-teacher employees (outside of Denmark) in the entire Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)?

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ColoradoSchoolGrades Releases 2014 School Rankings
posted by: Tim | December 16, 2014, 04:09 PM
ColoradoSchoolGrades Releases 2014 School Rankings

Colorado School Grades, an online tool created by a diverse coalition of 18 nonprofit community organizations, including the Professional Association of Colorado Educators, today released its 2014 rankings of every public school in the state. The grades, which are available online at http://www.ColoradoSchoolGrades.com, are intended to help parents, students, educators, and community members better understand how their schools are performing.

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Year-Round Schooling: A great idea? Or a horrible one?
posted by: Tim | November 05, 2014, 10:04 PM

Many Americans grapple over the question of whether or not to add more time into the school calendar. But whether it’s by adding more days onto the school calendar or simply more time into our school days, it’s a pretty universal belief that children who spend more time in the classroom are prone to meeting higher education standards.   Continue Reading...

Reform Matters: October 21, 2014
posted by: Tim | November 04, 2014, 08:59 PM
Reform Matters: October 21, 2014

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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PACE Co-hosts Event to Discuss Improving Teacher Retirement
posted by: Tim | October 07, 2014, 05:05 PM

On a recent PACE survey, 88% of teachers indicated their support for the ability to choose, instead of the current PERA model, to have their money invested in a portable account that they can take with them should they move out of the state or change careers.

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Reform Matters: August 2014
posted by: Tim | August 25, 2014, 04:42 PM

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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Report Finds Bias in Teacher Evaluation Systems
posted by: Tim | May 29, 2014, 05:10 PM

As many states work to implement new teacher evaluation systems, a new report by the Brown Center on Education Policy indicates a bias in evaluations resulting from principals who give their teachers an unfair boost based on the students they’re assigned to teach, not their instructional capability.

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Reform Matters: May 22, 2014
posted by: Tim | May 22, 2014, 05:07 PM

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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New Report Examines Student Drop Out Factors
posted by: Tim | May 21, 2014, 02:26 PM

As many students and schools gear up to celebrate eminent graduations, a recent large-scale study by America’s Promise Alliance shifts focus to why students drop out of high school.

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Report: Course Choice Offers Students Options
posted by: Tim | May 16, 2014, 07:51 PM

Recently, 16-year-old Grace Bush made headlines for graduating high school and college in the same week. This impressive accomplishment would not have been possible without educational options and course choice.

This week, the Fordham Institute released Expanding the Education Universe: A Fifty-State Strategy for Course Choice, a report outlining the benefits of course choice and how to implement the policies effectively.

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Englewood, CO – The Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE), the state’s premiere non-union organization, recently polled member educators about the merits of education reform in Colorado. One of the themes that remained constant was the need to attract and train talented teachers. The results determined that 68% of teachers agree with a policy that would better prepare teachers for the classroom by requiring the completion of a residency or apprenticeship program, under the supervision of a proven mentor, prior to receiving a professional license to teach.

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Reform Matters: May 9, 2014
posted by: Tim | May 12, 2014, 01:02 AM

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

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