The Alabama Education Association continues to aggressively pursue litigation against the Public Education Employees (PEEHIP) Board of Control regarding the illegally-conducted meeting that produced the increase in out-of-pocket costs to AEA members that some are already experiencing and all will experience this month. The lawsuit, Remington v. Swindle, alleges that the Board violated the Open Meetings Act by conducting a private morning session of its April 27 meeting to debate the proposed increases before moving the meeting into the open in the afternoon session, at which time those increases were quickly adopted by a 7-6 vote. (more…)
(Montgomery) A hearing was held this morning in Judge Johnny Hardwick’s courtroom in Montgomery in Remington v. Swindle, also known as the PEEHIP case. In an important ruling to protect AEA members, Judge Hardwick directed from the bench that any premium or surcharge increases collected by PEEHIP that were approved at the April 27 board […]
The Education Policy and Professional Practice (EPPP) Department hosts statewide and regional professional learning conferences for the purposes of promoting state and local programs for the improvement of teaching and learning and fostering professional development of AEA members to hone leadership skills. Recognizing NBCT members possess a great deal of experience and expertise to be […]
AEA’s lawsuit to stop the PEEHIP increases set to take effect October 1 is ongoing in Montgomery County Circuit Court. AEA officials spoke with PEEHIP staff this morning regarding a letter some of you received concerning the spousal surcharge increase. PEEHIP indicated they sent the letter in error and they are in the process […]
After the Public Employees Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP) Board met and conducted business in secret on April 27, 2016, the Alabama Education Association filed a lawsuit against the Board for violating the Open Meetings Act. On Tuesday, May 17, AEA held a press conference and received wide media coverage throughout the state regarding the matter. (more…)
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For Immediate Release
The Board of the Alabama Education Association today approved the hiring of Dr. Brenda Pike as its Executive Director after an extensive national search. Dr. Pike currently serves as the Executive Director of the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA). She will begin her AEA employment on May 16. (more…)
The AEA Administrator Division is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 “Working Assistant Principal of the Year.” All applications and supporting documentation must be received by 4:45 p.m., on Friday, April 29, 2016. (more…)
The Alabama Education Retirees Association, Inc. founded the Alabama Education Retirees Foundation, Inc. to provide scholarships for educators in Alabama’s public schools. The program is open to certified and non-certified school personnel. Applicants must be active AEA members.
The Foundation Board is proud to announce that in 2016, nine $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to AEA members. (more…)
In an effort to recognize and honor outstanding postsecondary members within AEA and to publicize the achievements of postsecondary members, the AEA Postsecondary Division Executive Committee has created the Outstanding Postsecondary Member Award. The award will be presented during the 2016 AEA Divisional Conference in March. (more…)