Press Releases & Statements

AACTE President Keynotes at Congress of Latin American University Deans Preserving the Teaching Profession

(Sept. 6, 2022, Washington, D.C.) –The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D., delivered the opening Keynote of the First Congress of the Network of Deans and Deans of Education of Latin American Universities (Redecanedu) in Santiago, Chile, on Sept. 1. Gangone joined remotely with the international meeting of education leaders. […]

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AACTE Participates in White House Discussion on School Staffing Shortage

Strengthening the Teaching Profession Through Public and Private Sector Actions (August 31, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education(AACTE) met with the Biden-Harris Administration today to discuss the nationwide school staffing shortages. “It was an honor to have AACTE at the table with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and other key decision […]

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AACTE Applauds Biden Administration’s Decision to Forgive Federal Student Loans

(August 29, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) announced its support for the Biden Administration’s decision to forgive a portion of the federal student aid debt certain individuals have incurred to attend college. “The federal government’s decision to forgive a portion of federal student debt is long overdue,” said  AACTE […]

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AACTE Names Outstanding Book Award After Renowned Educator Gloria J. Ladson-Billings

(July 26, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) announced today that it named its annual Outstanding Book Award in honor of the prominent American pedagogical theorist and teacher educator Gloria J. Ladson-Billings. Distinguished for her work in the field of education, her expertise is in cultural pedagogy and […]

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AACTE Commends Congress for Passing Gun Control Legislation

(June 30, 2022, Washington, D.C.) On behalf of AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement after Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law, the first gun control measures in approximately 30 years in response to the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which […]

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CAP and AACTE Find Growing Enrollment but Falling Completions in Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs Outside Higher Education

(June 8, 2022, Washington, D.C.) The Center for American Progress (CAP) and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today released The Alternative Teacher Certification Sector Outside Higher Education. The report, which builds upon CAP’s 2020 study of this sector, updates and extends the analysis to include more recent student data and a […]

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AACTE Urges Congress and Local Leaders to Protect Students and Educators in our Schools

(May 27, 2022, Washington, D.C.)  On behalf of AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement after the most recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, in which at least 19 students and two teachers were murdered: “Our nation has experienced yet another senseless act of […]

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AACTE Opposes Efforts to Silence Educators and LGBTQ+ Students

(May 10, 2022, Washington, D.C.) On behalf of AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement in response to recent legislation meant to oppress educators and students, including legislation specifically targeting transgendered and gender non-conforming students: “Recently, there has been a concerted effort to prevent […]

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AACTE’s National Portrait Sounds the Alarm on Declining Interest in Education Careers

(March 22, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – Today, AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) releases the second edition of Colleges of Education: A National Portrait. In addition to updating information on colleges of education and their leaders, faculty, and students, this edition features a special analysis on the contributions of community colleges to educator […]

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Michael E. Dantley of Miami University of Ohio Becomes AACTE Board Chair

(March 7, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) announced Michael E. Dantley, Ed.D., Dean Emeritus of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) at the Miami University of Ohio as the new chair of its board of directors. During his one-year term, Dantley will support AACTE and President […]

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