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Sequester Impacts Early Childhood Education

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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By Conrad Lotze VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University The U.S. federal budget sequestration began on March 1 as part of the austerity fiscal policy enacted by the 2011 Budget Control Act. The sequester has drastically limited across-the-board government programs throughout the country, including early childhood education. Particularly hard hit is Head Start, the federal program that aids low-income preschool children.

Are Standardized Tests Challenging Academic Rigor?

Monday, May 20, 2013

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By Dr. Conrad Lotze VP & Dean, School of Education at American Public University This year, millions of school-aged children will spend multiple hours at school taking standardized tests. Stop and think about that for a minute. Now ask yourself some questions: What are the tests designed to measure? Who decides what content gets tested? How much time do students and their teachers spend specifically preparing for those tests?

A Liberal Arts Education for the 21st Century

Friday, March 1, 2013

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By Everett Corum, Ph.D. Director of Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, and World Languages Programs at American Public University “No man ever steps into the same river twice,” is one of the more famous statements of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Let the idea of a university, John Henry Newman’s “school of universal learning,” be that river and one suddenly becomes aware of the reason for the upheaval and challenges facing the academy in the 21st Century.

Service Members and Teaching: The Characteristics Desired by Principals

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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By Craig Gilman Faculty Member at American Public University Are you are a military service member who has considered becoming a teacher after the military, but uncertain if you have the personal and professional traits for success in the classroom? Chances are you do. “There must be, within our Army, a sense of purpose.  There must be a willingness to march a little farther, to carry a heavier load, to step out into the dark and the unknown for the safety and will-being of others.” ~ General Creighton Abrams When you wear your uniform and look in the mirror, what do you see?

How to Be a Better Faculty Member

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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By Dr. Chris Reynolds AVP & Dean, Center for Teaching and Learning at American Public University System Being a professional educator is a rewarding, yet sometimes difficult, profession. This is particularly the case when teaching online. Unlike our traditional classroom colleagues, we rely on the Internet to deliver our lectures and interact with students. From coaching students and guiding their classroom activities to teaching and illustrating significant points, faculty success is measured by actively participating in the classroom.

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