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

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 Education Coalition (MCEC), are celebrating a milestone achievement for Joining Forces’ “Operation Educate the Educators.”

More than 100 colleges and universities have signed on to the Joining Forces commitment that will help prepare educators to lead classrooms and develop school cultures that are more responsive to the social, emotional and academic needs of children in military families. Joining Forces is the national initiative started by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden which aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of society to ensure veterans and military families have the recognition and support they have earned.

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