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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.

  • Forbes Just Released Their 30 Under 30 in Education for 2018

    Each year, Forbes picks the 30 most influential 20-somethings in each field to highlight. The result is an interesting picture of the current and future trends in that field. Obviously, the magazine has a business bias and favors individuals who have started their own company, but the education list spans the field and includes everything from rappers who speak out on social issues to college mentorship programs. It also features several former teachers and includes products and companies that are aimed at K-12 students and their teachers.



  • Thanksgiving Is for Social Studies

    Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that knowledge about American history and civics is declining. Yet, despite widespread acknowledgment of the problem, little is being done to put Social Studies front and center in schooling. The subject is so often drowned out by the constant drumbeat to raise test scores and the pressing need for greater STEM education.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for November 10th

    Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week: the tax plan, hurricane relief, and guns in schools.



  • New Research on How to Prevent Dropouts

    A recent practice guide from What Works Clearinghouse provides recommendations on how to prevent student dropouts. What Works Clearinghouse is a subdivision of the Institute of Education Sciences which focuses on boiling research down into key takeaways. Unlike research papers, this new practice guide is a compilation of all research on the subject, meaning that the recommendations are the ones shown to be most effective.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for November 3rd

    Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week: the union changes course, a showdown over charter regulations, and a new tax plan!



  • 5 Tech-Free Classroom Innovations, and Ideas for Getting Started

    This article was originally published on GettingSmart.com, October 15th, 2017


    When people think of the future of learning, they envision AI headsets and virtual touchscreens that hover inches from students’ faces; global teams managed by students who interact half-way across the world in digital interfaces that translate content into their native tongue.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for October 27th

    Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week changes in regulations for special education students, new science standards in New Mexico, pension reform, and more!



  • 5 Websites to Find Brain Breaks

    Research is piling up that forcing your brain to focus all day without breaks is counter-productive. Contrary to previous beliefs, going longer and harder doesn’t end up increasing output. In fact, it may end up decreasing your ability to be productive and take in new information. This is especially true for young students who don’t have the same attention span as adults.



  • Viewpoints on the Homework Debate

    From flipped classrooms to schoolwide homework bans, there’s been a movement in recent years to decrease the amount of homework given to students. As with all new trends in education, there are mixed feelings about it. Here is what some educators are saying: