PACE Member & National Teacher Fellow Invites PACE Teachers to Vote with their Voice
posted by: Charity | October 16, 2015, 05:29 PM
By Conner Dunleavy
You know the Summer is drawing to a close and you're ready to go back to schools, so AAE put together this list of ways to tell you're ready to get back to work!
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.Continue Reading...
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.Continue Reading...
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 retain talented teachers. Poll results determined that 89% of teachers agree with a policy that would give teachers the option to have their pension contributions invested in a portable, 401(k) style retirement account.
“I have always supported job portability,” said Aurora Public Schools teacher Jill Cullis. “Many teachers get stuck in a district until they retire or die.”Continue Reading...
PACE Supports Creation of Apprenticeship Programs for New Teachers
posted by: Tim | May 13, 2014, 09:24 PM
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.Continue Reading...
PACE Supports a Clear Pathway to an Initial Teaching License
posted by: Tim | May 01, 2014, 03:19 PM
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2014
Professional Association of Colorado Educators
Supports a Clear Pathway to an Initial Teaching License
Englewood, CO – The Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE) 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 retain talented teachers. A whopping 72% of teachers agree with a policy that would create a clearer pathway to receive initial entry into the profession.Continue Reading...
National Board for Teaching Standards Gets an Update
posted by: Tim | April 21, 2014, 02:22 PM
It only takes a quick visit to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website to see that they’ve been undergoing changes recently. The website itself has been completely redesigned, making it much easier to find information about their teaching certification.Continue Reading...
National Board Certification for Principals Debated
posted by: Tim | April 10, 2014, 09:19 PM
National Board Certification is one of the most highly esteemed professional certifications a teacher can achieve. In 2009, the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) began creating a similar certification program for school principals. With a pilot group of 120 principals invested in the program, the NBPTS executive board is now deciding on whether or not to scrap the program entirely.Continue Reading...
For Immediate Release
March 7, 2014
The Professional Association of Colorado Educators
Recommends Teacher Licensure Changes
Englewood, CO – The Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE) continued its commitment to elevating the teaching profession by convening a diverse group of Colorado’s educators to develop recommendations for improving and reforming the state’s system of teacher licensing.Continue Reading...
AAE Op-Ed: Shattering the Teachers Union Stereotype
posted by: Tim | February 28, 2014, 04:02 PM
Department of Education Advocates for More Excellent Teachers
posted by: Tim | November 26, 2013, 05:05 PM
>>> Originally posted to the AAE BlogThis week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will re-launch a campaign of public service announcements designed to galvanize the nation’s most elite college students to consider a career in teaching. The program will include television, radio, internet, and newspaper components to capitalize on recruiting America's best and brightest.Continue Reading...
Do you think teachers should be able to have more pathways for advancement? Do you think teachers should have more freedom to move from one school district to another? Do you think teachers should have more autonomy in their classroom? Are you looking for an opportunity to get more involved in the future of the teaching profession? You should consider bringing your ideas PACE’s Teacher Freedom Committee.Continue Reading...