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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.

  • Teachers Pay Teachers and its Copyright Issues

    Teachers Pay Teachers has become ubiquitous among educators. The website allows teachers who have developed curriculum materials for their classes, to sell that material to other teachers. For the teachers buying the materials, the website is a time-saver and means that they don’t have to worry about reinventing the wheel.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for January 11th

    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, a threatened strike, states debate a flurry of education changes, and more!



  • International Literacy Association Releases 30 Under 30 List

    The International Literacy Association released it’s 30 under 30 list this week. ILA is an association dedicated to the promotion of evidence-based literacy instruction and equitable educational policies. Its 30 under 30 list recognizes rising leaders in the field of literacy.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for January 4th

    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, more educators are quitting, more furor over arming teachers, money for early childhood education, and more!



  • Weekly News Round-Up for December 14th

    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 a troubled program is fixed, a resolution to the charter strike, an end to pension reforms, and more!



  • Why Teachers Ignore Software Purchases

    Administrators will often spend thousands of dollars on new technology and software, pinning their hopes for higher achievement or better communication on them. Then, a year or so later, when the technology is evaluated again, it is evident that it is barely in use by any teachers, if at all. This phenomenon has become common place in education and has been noted in schools and classrooms across the country.



  • Demystifying Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers

    This week's guest post is by Emeka Oguh, Founder and CEO of PeopleJoy.


    Educators may qualify for two types of student loan forgiveness. The first type, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is the most well-known and is regularly mentioned in the news. The other type is called Teacher Loan Forgiveness. It comes with its own requirements. So, educators may have more forgiveness options than they realize.



  • Weekly News Round-Up for December 7th

    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, a charter school strike, racist Christmas songs, a teacher with scissors, and more!



  • When the Observation Is a Surprise

    It always happens the same way. You’re just settling your class down, perhaps they’re a little rowdier than normal, or maybe it just seems that way, whichever the reality, you’re always distracted and never quite on your toes. This is when the administrator slips in, notebook and observation sheet in hand. There’s that brief flash of panic as you crane your neck to peer at your calendar. Did you forget? Was this scheduled? No, it wasn’t. If you’re completely honest, you’re a bit tired and weren’t planning on breaking any pedagogical ground today. There’s nothing to do, but briefly make eye contact, give the administrator a nod of your head, and press on to try to salvage something of the situation.