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National Survey Highlights State of Student Drug Use
posted by: Alix | August 27, 2012, 11:35 am   

According to a new survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, drugs are more accessible to students in high school than ever before. The results of the survey were garnered by asking questions to 1,003 teens throughout the United States. Participants were asked about their school, substance use, access to illegal drugs, and social media use in order to yield a snapshot of student drug use across the country.

$500 AAE Teacher Scholarship & Classroom Grants: Fall Deadline is October 1st
posted by: Colin | July 19, 2012, 04:39 pm   

Teachers, you have so many good ideas for your classroom. Well, here is something that will make those ideas a reality—winning a $500 teacher scholarship or classroom grant. It is worth taking time to apply.

Las Vegas Teacher Fed-Up with Union
posted by: Alix | July 10, 2012, 01:08 pm   

According to one Las Vegas teacher, "The fat lady has sung" and he is washing his hands of union membership. Frustrated by years of hostile negotiations, massive lay-offs, exorbitant dues, and partisan politics, Nathan Warner is advising his fellow educators to drop union membership this week during a small resignation period– July 1-15 – which just might be the best kept secret in town.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Teacher Freedom of Choice
posted by: Colin | July 01, 2012, 02:11 pm   

Compulsory unionism and the ability of teacher unions to forcibly collect union dues from teacher paychecks has been a hot topic in recent years. From Wisconsin to Ohio, education stakeholders have debated the topic in high-profile legislative and legal battles with clear national implications. Just last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for public-employee unions to extract special fee assessments from non-members for expenses such as ballot battles in a clear step forward for teacher freedoms.
Be the Change You Want to See: Teacher Modeling
posted by: Colin | June 23, 2012, 02:10 pm   

As teachers, we can whine until the cows come home about “kids these days” and their general bad behavior.  It’s so easy to shake our fists and exclaim, “Why aren’t parents teaching their kids to behave?”  Teachers will go bonkers if they devote more energy to being frustrated about student behavior rather than being optimistic and pro-active about helping students to be better people.
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