Press Releases & Statements

AACTE Receives Support from the Longview Foundation to Create a Global Education Faculty Professional Learning Community

(January 26, 2023, Washington, D.C.) – Through the generous support of the Longview Foundation, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is launching a new Global Education Faculty Professional Learning Community (PLC). This PLC will provide a peer support network and professional development to faculty at comprehensive teacher preparation programs to effectively integrate global […]

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AACTE Invites Education Leaders to Register for its Annual Meeting in Indianapolis Addressing the Needs of Today’s Educators and Future Teachers  

(January 17, 2023, Washington, D.C.) – Meeting the needs of today’s educators and future teachers among critical nationwide staffing shortages is a key challenge facing education. AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) provides solutions with its Annual Meeting focused on equipping future teachers for Pk-12 classrooms, on Feb. 24-26, in Indianapolis, Indiana. “During this […]

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New Data: AACTE Finds College and University-Based Alternative Teacher Preparation Programs More Effectively Address Educator Shortage than Alternative Programs Outside of Higher Ed

(December 1, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – Today AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) released a new analysis focusing on alternative preparation programs run by institutions of higher education (IHE-based alternative programs). The study shows that IHE- based alternative teacher preparation programs are bringing more educators to the strained workforce than alternative programs run by […]

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AACTE Report Examines Education Censorship in Institutions of Higher Ed

(Oct. 25, 2022, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today released a newly commissioned report on The State of Education Censorship in Institutions of Higher Ed and Implications for the Field. The report, authored by AACTE member Ashley L. White, Ph.D., is a comprehensive overview of proposed and enacted censorship in […]

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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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