Category: Announcements

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has revised its policy from renewal to maintenance of certification (MOC). This will require Board-certified teachers to demonstrate their knowledge and skills every five years in order to keep their certificate current. While MOC development will happen in the coming years, NBPTS is working to keep the […]

Date: 03/22/15
Category: Announcements

AEA member Krystle Bryant has won an “Education Oscar,” or the prestigious 2014 Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. A fifth grade science teacher at Walker Elementary School in Tuscaloosa, Bryant was surprised at a ceremony in front of students, colleagues, school officials and the media. Presented by Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice […]

Date: 01/15/15
Category: Announcements

The AEA Postsecondary Executive Committee will present the Outstanding Postsecondary Member Award to one of its members again this year. The committee urges locals to participate in the search for the outstanding postsecondary member who deserves our recognition. Nominations must include a completed nomination form, a statement outlining in some detail the accomplishments as related […]

Date: 01/13/15
Category: Announcements

It is with a heavy heart that the Alabama Education Association (AEA) mourns the death of former Executive Secretary Dr. Paul R. Hubbert. Hubbert, who led the AEA for more than four decades, passed away today in Montgomery at the age of 78.  A native of Hubbertville in Fayette County and a graduate of Florence […]

Date: 10/14/14
Category: Announcements

There is an old saying – perhaps the most famous iteration being from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – “ask and you shall receive.” Little did teachers in Boston know that by simply asking, they would in fact receive. In September, Google announced they were giving Boston teachers all the school supplies they had asked […]

Date: 10/03/14
Category: Announcements

When fifth grade Verner Elementary School teacher Kathy Perkins returned to school this fall, she had spent her summer travelling in-state, out-of-state, and even out-of-country! She started out with workshops across Alabama to learn about the variety of ecosystems found in the state, visiting Little River Canyon, Camp McDowell, and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. […]

Date: 09/12/14
Category: Announcements

Two students were awarded the Southeastern States Pupil Transportation Conference (SESPTC) Buster Bynum Scholarship and the Charles “Chuck” Poland Education Scholarship. Recipients of the Buster Bynum scholarships are children of transportation employees actively employed in a public school system for the past five years with a total combined annual family income of less than $75,000. […]

Date: 07/17/14
Category: Announcements

The Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators, and Students Statewide (ACCESS) Distance Learning Program 2014 awards winners were recognized during the 2014 Alabama Educational Technology Conference. The ACCESS award was created to recognize the people who work to ensure the success of the ACCESS initiative program. This year is the inaugural presentation of the award. There are […]

Date: 07/14/14
Category: Announcements

Three Alabama high schools were awarded the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant. Douglas High School in Marshall County, Hackleburg High School in Marion County, and Sylvania High School in Dekalb County will share the $101,000 award along with 79 other schools in 31 states. Dr. Stephanie Wisener, Director for EL, Migrant, Homeless, and […]

Date: 07/09/14
Category: Announcements

May 7 is National School Nurse Day. Take the time today to thank school nurses for all they do for Alabama students.  Check out AEA’s School Nurse Day Board on Pinterest.

Date: 05/07/14
Category: Announcements