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Special Statement from AACTE President on Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

I have spent a great deal of time reflecting on the tragedy that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As a mother and grandmother, I am heartbroken by the loss of so many innocent children, and I mourn deeply for the victims’ loved ones. As a professional in the education community, I am…

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AACTE Statement on CCSSO Recommendations to Transform Educator Preparation

  Official AACTE StatementFor interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson202-478-4502 or ljohnson@aacte.org (December 17, 2012, Washington, D.C.) – The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) today issued a new report entitled, Our Responsibility, Our Promise: CCSSO Task Force Report on Transforming Educator Preparation and Entry into the Profession. This report outlines recommendations for state school chiefs…

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AACTE Statement on AFT ‘Raising the Bar’ Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson 202-478-4502 or ljohnson@aacte.org The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has released a new report, Raising the Bar: Aligning and Elevating Teacher Preparation and the Teaching Profession. The report calls for a systemic approach and more rigorous standards to prepare teachers for successful careers, including establishing a professional…

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AACTE, MCEC Join Dr. Jill Biden to Celebrate Milestone for Joining Forces Commitment ‘Operation Educate The Educators’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson 202-478-4502 or ljohnson@aacte.org More than 100 colleges and universities commit to prepare educators for unique challenges facing military children WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Dr. Jill Biden and Army Chief of Staff, General Raymond Odierno, along with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Military Child…

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AACTE Celebrates Sen. Reed’s and Rep. Honda’s Introduction of “The Educator Preparation Reform Act”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson 202-478-4502 or ljohnson@aacte.org (Sept. 20, 2012, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) celebrates Sen. Jack Reed’s (D-R.I.) and Rep. Mike Honda’s (D-Calif.) introduction of “The Educator Preparation Reform Act.” The bill, announced today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., will…

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Ed Crego, George Muñoz, and Frank Islam: Higher Education Reform in Motion

From The Huffington Post It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention. As we have shown in our first three posts in this series on higher education, there is much necessity. This necessity has spawned “inventions” and innovations ranging from system changes at the federal, state and local levels to individual initiatives.

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PDK/Gallup Poll Reveals Americans’ Agreement and Difference on Education Issues

Official AACTE StatementFor interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson202-478-4502 or ljohnson@aacte.org AACTE Sheds Light on Entry Requirements for Teacher Preparation Programs (August 23, 2012, Washington, D.C.) – The 44th annual Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released yesterday, highlighting Americans’ points of agreement and difference on education across the…

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Groups Form Task Force to Sway Teacher-Prep Rules

From Education WeekBy Stephen Sawchuk Concerns over teacher-preparation regulations that the U.S. Department of Education is crafting have spurred several higher education lobbies to join forces – a sign that the issue is rising on the agenda of college officials.

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Real Teacher Ed Reform

  From Inside Higher Ed by Linda Darling-Hammond Teacher education has been under siege in the last few years, the first line of attack in the growing criticism and more aggressive regulation of higher education. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Education proposed — in a highly contentious negotiated rule-making exercise — to use test…

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A New Chapter for University-Urban High School Partnerships in Chicago

  From Education Week By Learning First Alliance At AACTE, we have made a priority of advocating for robust collaborations between university based educator preparation programs and PK-12 schools. After all, it is those schools in which our members’ graduates will one day teach, counsel or lead. I have seen successes and failures in these…

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