September 24, 2015
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Peter Young
Chief Financial Officer
AESA Proudly Announces the AESA Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Student loan debt is greater than ever, burdening educators with the high cost of repayment or worse, incurring more debt for advanced degrees. ESAs across the country now have a way to help!

Powered by Innovative Student Loan Solutions, the AESA Student Loan Forgiveness Program provides benefits to employees, school districts, and ESAs:

  • Immediate reduction of monthly payments
  • Elimination of student loan debt
  • No cost, no obligation consultation and personalized strategy
Employers/School Districts:
  • No cost, high value voluntary benefit for staff
  • Valuable recruitment and retention resources
  • Minimal resources to implement
Educational Service Agencies:
  • New benefit to your own employees
  • New service for your schools and non-profits in your area
  • New revenue stream for your ESA
Join your colleagues in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin who are bringing over $250 million in targeted savings to educators so far!

To learn more, please contact Deb Myers, AESA Program Administrator, at 513-674-4226 or
Member Question

The Illinois statewide Math and Science federal grant is looking for a Science Professional Development provider to deliver 72-80 hours of PD to K-12 teachers in Summer 2016 and 2017. We are interested in a deliverable that can offer teachers a deeper understanding of the NGSS and how 3 dimensional learning looks in the classroom. We are committed to a "Train the Trainer" model in which area teacher leaders would receive PD in June, to be redelivered in their respected areas in July. If you have some knowledge or can provide some help - please respond here

Educators Call to Action - Conference Review

With one of the largest number of attendees in recent years, ESA folks from around the country stormed Capitol Hill offices to share their thoughts on education legislation. ESEA was one of the major topics since both the Senate and the House have passed their respective versions of reauthorization. AESA has supported these but prefers the Senate version. Both bills are improvements over existing legislation. The problem is that no conferees have been selected to match these bills up and finalize a version to send to the President's desk. A terrific line up of speakers were present to help everyone understand the issues while bringing their opinions about where things were headed. You can check out a roundup of the presentations, policy papers, and a host of other resources on our website.

Annual Conference -   Register Now!
The AESA Annual Conference, December 2-5, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans is filling up. If you haven't registered, now is an excellent time to do that! Be sure to get your hotel rooms as well since they are filling up quickly.

Keynote Speakers
Brandon Busteed  - Executive Director, Gallup Education
Dana Mortenson - Co-Founder and Executive Director of World Savvy
John Almarode - Author of Captivate, Activate, & Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12, published by Corwin Press