AACTE Statement on DeVos Nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (December 1, 2016, Washington, DC) – Sharon Robinson, President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), issued the following statement regarding President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education: “AACTE congratulates Betsy DeVos on…

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Annual Administrative Report on edTPA Data Shows Continued Growth and Support for the First Nationally Available Assessment of Teacher Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Adam Bradley 301-656-0348 or Adam@thehatchergroup.com WASHINGTON – Oct. 24, 2016 – A newly released public report on the second full year of edTPA implementation provides a detailed picture to date of edTPA’s continued expansion and support as the first nationally available performance–based assessment and support system for teacher licensure, program completion…

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AACTE President/CEO to Retire in July 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (October 18, 2016, Washington, D.C.) – The Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today announced the planned departure of President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Sharon P. Robinson. After more than a decade at AACTE, Robinson will retire in…

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AACTE Urges Scrutiny of Final Version of Federal Regulations for Teacher Preparation Programs

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (October 12, 2016, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Department of Education released its final rule on the regulations for each of our nation’s 26,000 teacher preparation programs. The official version will be published in the Federal Register by the end of the month, and the…

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Research: Teacher Shortages Are Real and Growing, But Evidence Recommends Solutions

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (September 15, 2016, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Learning Policy Institute released a set of reports that present the latest data on U.S. teacher supply and demand and promote comprehensive recruitment and retention strategies to alleviate persistent shortages. AACTE commends the reports’ attention to the steep cost…

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Securing Student and Teacher Privacy Is Goal of New Task Force Principles

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org Guidance responds to popularity of performance assessment in educator preparation (April 20, 2016, Washington, D.C.) – A set of principles released today gives educators and policymakers new guidance on the secure and ethical use of video and other classroom materials gathered as part of pre-service teacher preparation.…

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Old Dominion University Education Dean Becomes Chair of AACTE Board

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (March 1, 2016, Washington, D.C.) – Today Dr. Jane Bray, dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., becomes the new chair of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Board of Directors. During her one-year term as chair,…

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AACTE Kicks Off Its 68th Annual Meeting

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (February 23, 2016, Las Vegas, NV)—Today, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) kicked off its 68th Annual Meeting themed, “Meeting the Demands of Professional Practice: Tough Questions, Tough Choices.” The event is being held February 23-25 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.…

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AACTE Awards to Honor Educator Preparation Programs, Scholars

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (Feb. 18, 2016, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of its annual awards for best practice, professional achievement and writing and research. The following universities and individuals will be honored during AACTE’s 68th Annual…

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American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting to Convene Over 2,000 Teacher Educators February 23-25

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (February 12, 2016, Washington, D.C.)– The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) will host the nation’s premier conference for educator preparation this month featuring over 700 presenters. The AACTE 68th Annual Meeting, to be held February 23-25 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.,…

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