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400 Educators Receive Pink Slips Today
posted by: Colin | June 11, 2012, 05:25 PM

"It is with deep regret that I must inform you ... that you will be reduced in force."

No teacher ever wants to read those words; however, over 400 Clark County teachers and other licensed personnel had to do exactly that today when they received pink slips from the school district. How did this happen? Why did this happen? Is this really what is best for students?

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One thing on which everyone in the education community can agree is the fact that effective teachers are the key to the overall success of our school system. In light of this consensus, the Department of Education has spent the past several years studying the behavior of new teachers and their career paths, of which the findings were released last week in an ongoing study. In an effort to understand the typical career journey of a new educator, the study tracks 2,000 teachers as they begin their teaching careers and follows their behavior patterns as they continue in both elementary and secondary settings.   Continue Reading...
Teachers Crossing State Lines for Jobs
posted by: Colin | April 12, 2011, 06:45 PM
Slashed budgets and threats of teacher lay-offs have been dominating headlines in most states. The economic climate and labor battles have had an obvious effect on teachers across the country; however, not much has been said about the thousands of teachers who leave these states for teaching jobs in bordering states often times in search of higher pay or choice in membership affiliation.   Continue Reading...
Union Legislation National Developments
posted by: Colin | April 11, 2011, 06:45 PM
Beginning in Wisconsin, legislation aimed at curbing union power, advancing education reform policy, and ending forced unionism has spread across the country. Currently states in every part of the country are in various stages of passing their own laws as the protests and debates rage on. The national unions and their state counterparts are on the defensive, organizing large ballot initiative campaigns and considering increasing their dues to pay for their efforts to preserve their monopolies. Make sure to follow the news in your state by reading AAE's daily blog posts.   Continue Reading...
Performance Pay Developments
posted by: Colin | March 22, 2011, 07:30 PM
Performance pay continues to be one of the most hot-button education reform policies being proposed by reformers and lawmakers across the country. Last week, Senate Bill 736 passed in Florida and it is now awaiting Governor Scott's signature. Among other broad reforms, the Florida bill is one of the most progressive in terms of performance pay, also known as merit pay. It requires 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation to be based on state standardized tests or other national, local, or industry measures for those subjects not gauged at the state level and evaluations are based on four distinct levels of teacher performance.   Continue Reading...
Wisconsin Passes Labor Bill
posted by: Colin | March 10, 2011, 07:30 PM

After a month of union led protests, national media attention, walk-outs, and closed schools, Republicans in the Wisconsin state Senate and Assembly have finally approved Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. The Governor is expected to sign it imminently.

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Unions on the Defense as Labor Debate Rages On
posted by: Colin | February 28, 2011, 07:30 PM
This weekend in Wisconsin and state capitals all over the country, union leaders and members gathered together to protest the various bills aimed at ending forced unionism and closing budget gaps. Despite the weeks of protests, news polls are shedding light on who the American people really support in this debate.   Continue Reading...
Gary Beckner op-ed on Union Battle
posted by: Colin | February 24, 2011, 07:30 PM
AAE Executive Director Gary Beckner op-ed as featured on the Washington Times website:   Continue Reading...
Labor Showdown Goes National
posted by: Colin | February 23, 2011, 07:30 PM
As thousands still march in Madison, Wisconsin, the battle for public-sector forced unionism continues. Democratic state legislators have refused to return to the state for a vote and thousands of public employees continue to miss work for protests. While the battle rages on in Wisconsin, both Ohio and Indiana are experiencing similar protests over union-crippling legislation.   Continue Reading...
Tax Tips for Teachers
posted by: Colin | February 14, 2011, 07:30 PM
With tax season just around the corner, it's important to know what kind of federal tax breaks you might be eligible for as an educator. Most teachers purchase supplies for their classroom out of their own pockets throughout the school year. What you need to know is that if you are a teacher you can deduct up to $250 for unreimbursed classroom expenses.   Continue Reading...
Superintendent Salaries Targeted in Budget Cuts
posted by: Colin | February 07, 2011, 07:30 PM
Recently governors across the country have made national headlines bringing the salaries of district superintendents to light. While all of these salaries are a matter of public record, the public has become particularly outraged with the astronomical salaries of administrators at a time when school systems everywhere are seeking to cut back.   Continue Reading...
Governors’ Tough Talk on Tenure
posted by: Colin | January 18, 2011, 07:30 PM
Last week in State of the State addresses in New Jersey, Idaho, and Florida, tough talking governors focused on education reform proposals all centered on eliminating tenure for public school teachers. With the issue of tenure making headlines lately, the support for elimination has been gaining steam nationwide.   Continue Reading...