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AACTE Holmes Scholars Program will Promote Diversity in Educator Preparation Leadership(Jan. 7, 2011, Washington, D.C.) –The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has announced it has taken over as the new managing body for the distinguished Holmes Scholars Program. Effective immediately, the program will become the AACTE Holmes Scholars Program, with benefits now opened to AACTE’s national network of nearly 800 institutions of higher education.
Nearing 20 years since its establishment by the Holmes Group in 1991, the Holmes Scholars Program has aimed to establish equity, diversity and cultural competence in programs of higher education and PK-12 schools. The AACTE Holmes Scholars Program will continue to enrich the scholarly experience and professional training of talented graduate-level students from underrepresented minority backgrounds or students with disabilities pursuing careers in education. The program will support the recruitment and retention of those scholars and promote the development of a diverse corps of future leaders in educator preparation.