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Freshen Up Your PLN for the New School Year
posted by: Ruthie | August 09, 2013, 12:18 pm   

In the past, we've talked about the importance of setting up a PLN (professional learning network), an online alternative to a school based professional learning community or PLC. PLNs are one of the few forms of professional development that have been shown to have a lasting impact on teacher practice and student learning. As the new year approaches, now is the perfect time to take a look at your PLN and make sure that it's getting the job done.
Top 5 Must-Have Teacher Apps for the Classroom
posted by: Ruthie | August 07, 2013, 02:19 pm   

There's always a lot of talk about what apps are good for student use in the classroom – which apps teach math or reading the best or which apps students can use to make presentations. Well, as the school year begins, we thought that we'd recommend the best apps for teachers to use in their classroom.
Back to School Deals: Top Teacher Discounts
posted by: Ruthie | August 05, 2013, 11:07 am   

Below is a list of 20 fantastic discounts to make back-to-school shopping a little easier on your wallet. From software to clothing, this list contains a wide variety of incredible savings opportunities. Start your year off right with everything you need for your classroom! Do you need additional funds? Check out AAE's fall Scholarship and Grant opportunities.
Union Dues at Work: Data Reveals Concerning Extremes in Number of Union Employees
posted by: Ruthie | August 02, 2013, 02:58 pm   

This week, the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) posted a blog reporting the number of NEA employees in each of their state affiliate offices. It is no surprise that in compulsory union states, like Michigan and New Jersey, the number of union employees is far higher than in states where teachers have a choice. The varying extremes in the number of employees solicit further consideration and should serve as a wakeup call to union members bankrolling these organizations.
Changing Demographics Highlight the Need for Education Reform
posted by: Ruthie | July 18, 2013, 11:14 am   

By 2050, white, non-Hispanics will be the minority in America. Currently, already half of babies born today are Hispanic, African American, Asian, or Native American. This major shift in demographics intensifies the important role of education reform in this country, especially in underserved communities with struggling schools.
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