AACTE Statement on President Biden’s FY 2025 Budget

(March 12, 2024, Washington, D.C) – On behalf of AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D., issued the following statement today regarding President Biden’s FY 2025 budget investments: 

“AACTE and its member colleges and universities applaud President Biden’s commitment to ensuring that all children benefit from well-prepared, fully qualified teachers,” Gangone said. “We look forward to working with Congress to enact this funding, which will support innovative educator preparation models that are resulting in increased enrollment in educator preparation programs across the country.” 

The budget President Biden released on March 11 includes important investments in educator preparation, professional development, and school leadership that will enable AACTE members to accelerate pioneering work to broaden access to high-quality educator preparation and address the educator shortage impacting communities across America. Despite significant fiscal constraints, the Biden Administration prioritized the following important programs: 


* Because FY 2024 appropriations are not yet determined, FY 2023 is used for comparison. 

** The Apprenticeship Program funds programs for early childhood educators, K-12 teachers, and school principals, among many other occupations. 

About AACTE 

Established in 1948, AACTE is the leading voice in educator preparation. AACTE’s member institutions and programs prepare the greatest number of professional educators in the United States and its territories, including teachers, counselors, administrators, and college faculty. These professional educators are prepared for careers in PK-12 classrooms, colleges and universities, state and governmental agencies, policy institutes, and non-profit organizations. The AACTE alliance of colleges and universities and educator preparation programs collaborates with members and partners to advance the field of education by prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and engaging in research-based inquiry, advocacy, and innovative practice. Learn more at aacte.org.  


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