AACTE Commends Congress on ESEA Reauthorization, Urges Responsible Implementation

Official AACTE Statement For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (December 9, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congress completed its long-overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The bipartisan legislation, titled the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), now awaits the president’s signature. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) applauds […]

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New Report on First-Year edTPA® Data Shows Growth, Affirms Validity & Reliability of the First Nationally Available Licensure Assessment of Teacher Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Adam Bradley (301-6560348 or Adam@thehatchergroup.com WASHINGTON – Sept. 30, 2015 – A new public report on the first full year of edTPA implementation provides the most detailed picture to date of edTPA’s expansion as the first nationally available performance-based assessment and support system for teacher licensure. More than 18,000 candidate portfolios […]

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American Public Values Teacher Quality, Opposes High-Stakes Testing, Split on Opting Out

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman (202) 478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (August 25, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – AACTE’s more than 800 member institutions are dedicated to high-quality preparation that ensures the effectiveness, diversity and readiness of professional educators, supporting the priorities of the American public surveyed in the 47th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the […]

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AACTE Holmes Scholars Program to Expand Support of Diverse Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman (202) 478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org William Paterson University of New Jersey to Pilot Expansion to Undergraduate, Master’s Students (August 6, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is expanding the AACTE Holmes Scholars® doctoral-level program to also support underrepresented students at earlier […]

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AACTE Launches Online Professional Development Series for Teacher Prep Professionals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman (202) 478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org Educators Working on Data Use, Quality Assurance in Higher Ed and PK-12 (August 6, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – On August 10, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) launches its first in-depth Online Professional Seminar (OPS), “Creating a Quality Assurance System.” […]

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Statement on GAO Report on Department of Education’s Role in Teacher Preparation Program Accountability

Official AACTE Statement For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (July 24, 2015, Washington, D.C.) — AACTE and its over 820 member institutions stand firmly behind the reforms and innovations that are currently under way in teacher preparation programs across this nation, and we welcome the opportunity to be held accountable for our work. […]

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AACTE Launches National Clinical Practice Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman (202) 478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org Higher education, K-12 leaders to jointly define high-quality clinical teacher preparation June 24, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has brought together a group of higher education and K-12 leaders from across the country to examine […]

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AACTE Introduces Key Resource for Assessment and Accreditation Support in Educator Preparation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman (202) 478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (May 26, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is proud to announce the AACTE Quality Support Initiative, designed to provide resources and support to educators interested in assessment and accreditation. Starting next month, the newly developed […]

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edTPA Consultants Supporting Implementation Nationwide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman (202) 478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (May 7, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is proud to partner with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) to officially launch the edTPA National Academy—an invited cadre of consultants who are trained […]

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Nation’s Top Educators for 2015 Prepared by Colleges of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Jerrica Thurman (202) 478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (April 27, 2015, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) celebrates 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples, the three additional finalists and the colleges and schools of education that had a hand in preparing all of […]

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