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In 2010 Congress passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to provide nutritional regulations for school lunches. Late in June, Congress held a committee hearing examining the consequences of these new regulations.


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Manhattan, KS – Today, the Kansas Association of American Educators (KANAAE) joins with over 40 partner organizations to celebrate National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW), a first-of-its-kind national campaign to promote teachers' rights of association.


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House Pushes Student Success Act as NCLB Replacement
posted by: Garry | June 19, 2013, 08:58 PM

Today, members of the House of Representatives Education and the Workforce Committee passed the Student Success Act through committee. This legislation, introduced by Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Representative Rokita (R-IN) will rewrite K-12 education law, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and is designed to provide state and local leaders the flexibility necessary to innovate in the classroom and raise student achievement.

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Teachers Need a Professional Association, Not a Union
posted by: Garry | June 12, 2013, 07:22 PM

We are at a critical crossroads on the path to education reform in America. Stakeholders from all walks of life and political stripes are beginning to understand that in order to compete in a global economy we must focus on choice and technology to prepare our students for the future.


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Report: Practice Makes Perfect
posted by: Garry | June 03, 2013, 02:09 PM

Doug Lemov may be best known for his bestseller, “Teach Like a Champion,” which provides teachers with specific teaching strategies.  Yesterday, he released a paper just as interesting and useful for teachers - one that champions the use of practice in the refinement of teaching skills.


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AAE Celebrates Educators & Charter Schools this Week
posted by: Garry | May 06, 2013, 03:54 PM
This week, May 5-11, 2013, is both National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Charter Schools Week. AAE is pleased to recognize inspiring educators and to celebrate the growing national public charter school movement, this week and every week.   Continue Reading...
New Common Core Resources Released
posted by: Garry | April 24, 2013, 07:30 PM
In recent weeks the controversy surrounding the Common Core State Standards has grown, with the Republican Party officially taking a stance against it and liberal commentators have criticized it, but implementation continues.   Continue Reading...
Governor Brownback Signs Equal Access Legislation
posted by: Alix | April 17, 2013, 01:34 PM

Governor Brownback signed House Bill 2221 into law last week, which allows Kansas educators to hear what their professional association options are.  The law changes elements of the Professional Negotiations Act to:


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New Report: U.S. Lags Behind International Competitors
posted by: Alix | July 27, 2012, 02:12 PM
Despite year after year of increased spending in the United States, students from nearly twenty countries are outperforming their American counterparts at record levels. According to a new report by the Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance, U.S. students are falling further behind and are not catching up to their peers in other industrialized countries.   Continue Reading...
If You Want Our Economy Fixed, Fix Education
posted by: Alix | July 26, 2012, 09:19 PM
Education reformer Kevin P. Chavous penned an op-ed connecting improvements in education to a rebounding economy.  What do you think?   Continue Reading...
Raising the Bar
posted by: Alix | July 25, 2012, 06:05 PM
It has recently been suggested that, in order to elevate the quality and status of teachers in America, teachers need to take a “bar exam.” After all, doctors and lawyers have serious hurdles to jump over in order to secure and maintain their licenses. The work that you do as a teacher is just as important as the work that a doctor or a lawyer does—in fact you educate future doctors and lawyers. Why shouldn’t teachers be held to the same standard as lawyers and doctors?   Continue Reading...
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...
Virtual Education on the Rise
posted by: Colin | September 13, 2011, 02:02 PM
With back-to-school season in full swing, this school year's increase in virtual education programs is noticeable almost nationwide. Currently, 40 states offer or sanction some type of online education for their students, with other states considering proposals ever legislation session. As we look forward to closing achievement gaps in the years ahead, virtual education advocates are calling online learning a solution for students and teachers alike.   Continue Reading...
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