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The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national nonunion professional teachers association, advancing the profession through teacher advocacy and professional development, as well as promoting excellence in education, so that our members receive the respect, recognition and reward they deserve.

  • Introducing the Darrell & Suzanne Holmquist Student Teacher of the Year Award

    The Association of American Educators has a long history of providing funds for educators just when they need them. We’re immensely proud of our Classroom Grant and Teacher Scholarship programs. Through them, we have been able to provide thousands of dollars each year to educators to spend on their professional development or on classroom supplies. Last year, we expanded that program to include our COVID-19 Relief Grants that helped teachers facing an uncertain school year to get the materials and training they needed. We’re ecstatic to announce that we are once again expanding our awards program.



  • Resources for Taking Classroom Discussions to a New (Improved) Level

    This week, the President of the United States gave his annual address to a joint session of Congress and to the public. It’s sure to be controversial. These speeches, whether given by Democrat or Republican, regardless of its actual contents, are always controversial.



  • The lasting influence of Beverly Cleary

    My mother read Beezus and Ramona when she was a child. By the time I was in elementary school, I was firmly ensconced in the whole Ramona series. Decades later, when I entered the classroom, Dear Mr. Henshaw was considered a classic and part of the canon that every student read.



  • What’s the Difference Between Hybrid Learning and Blended Learning?

    While we’re not out of the woods yet, the dropping COVID-19 infection rates have started conversations about how schools will reopen with safety measures in place.  Many schools and districts are adopting a gradual reopening plan in which some students will attend classes in-person in their classrooms while others will join their classmates remotely.  We have heard this instructional model referred to as “hybrid learning” and “blended learning”; however, it is important to make the distinction between the two terms as more schools adopt this model. 



  • As an Educator, What Are My Rights Regarding Vaccinations?

    With the increase in availability of vaccinations, and the prioritizing of educators in many districts, the questions regarding educators’ rights, requirements, and policy have also increased. Here is a one-pager of responses to most recently asked questions surrounding vaccinations prepared by AAE Legal Services. We hope you find them useful and clarifying. The AAE Legal Services team is always available if you have further questions or additional concerns.