A Cause for Concern: AACTE Urges Scrutiny of Newly Released Federal Regulations for Teacher Preparation Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Devin Boyle (202) 266-4711 or boyle@collaborativecommunications.com Proposed Rules Likely to Have Significant Impact on Higher Education Institutions Nationwide (November 26, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), issued the following statement today on the release […]

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AACTE Announces New Hires McKee, Lucero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org AACTE has hired two new senior directors in the Department of Policy and Programs. Linda S. McKee is the Association’s senior director for performance measurement and assessment policy, and Rodrick S. Lucero will be senior director for member engagement and support. “We are delighted […]

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Latest NCTQ Report Blames Vague Assignments for “Easy A’s” in Ed Schools

Official AACTE Statement For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org AACTE Members Leading Efforts to Develop and Rigorously Assess Teacher Candidates (November 12, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – In its latest effort to cast the nation’s schools of education in a negative light, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) today released a report claiming […]

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AACTE Statement on Federal Award of 2014 Teacher Quality Partnership Grants

Official AACTE Statement For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (September 30, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – AACTE is thrilled that the US Department of Education last week announced the awarding of a new round of Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) grants, the federal government’s only investment in reforming teacher preparation. With grants totaling more than […]

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PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Public Support for Quality Teacher Preparation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org AACTE Members Addressing Key Concerns Through Rigorous Programs, Partnerships and Policy Initiatives (September 16, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – AACTE member institutions across the country are leading rigorous and effective teacher preparation programs that echo the priorities of those surveyed in the 46th annual PDK/Gallup […]

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University of Southern Maine Wins Fellowship to Examine Factors Affecting New Teachers’ Job Placement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Christina Jackson 202-478-4507 or cjackson@aacte.org (July 21, 2014, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has awarded a 2014 Research Fellowship in Educator Preparation to the University of Southern Maine (USM), investing $30,000 during the coming academic year in a study of what student and […]

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New Jersey Institutions Awarded Research Fellowship to Study Teacher Persistence in Urban Settings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Christina Jackson 202-478-4507 or cjackson@aacte.org (July 21, 2014, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has awarded a 2014 Research Fellowship in Educator Preparation to William Paterson University of New Jersey in partnership with Kean University and Rowan University. The one-year fellowship will provide researchers […]

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CAEP Senior V.P. Mark LaCelle-Peterson to Join AACTE’s Leadership Team July 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Christina Jackson 202-478-4507 or cjackson@aacte.org (June 20, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – AACTE President and CEO Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., announced today that Mark LaCelle-Peterson, Ed.D., senior vice president of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), will join AACTE’s staff as vice president for policy and programs […]

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Statement on NCTQ Teacher Prep Review from Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D., AACTE President and CEO

Official AACTE StatementFor interviews, contact: Christina Jackson202-478-4507 or cjackson@aacte.org (June 18, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its second annual Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the Nation’s Teacher Preparation Programs. Although parts of this report venture a conciliatory tone, as might be expected from NCTQ’s past reports, […]

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Nation’s Top Educators Prepared by Colleges of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Christina Jackson 202-478-4507 or cjackson@aacte.org (May 2, 2014, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) applauds the Council of Chief State School Officers’ 2014 National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb, the three additional finalists and the colleges of education that helped prepare all […]

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