Press Releases & Statements

AACTE Issues 10 State Recommendations for Educator Preparation Programs and New Teachers During Global Crisis

(September 22, 2020, Washington D.C.) – Today the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) released its new report, Teaching in the Time of COVID-19: State Recommendations for Educator Preparation Programs and New Teachers. The 10 recommendations address critical state policy changes necessary to support innovative improvement in education during the global pandemic and beyond. Increased…

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AACTE’s Inaugural Virtual Conference Convenes Teacher Educators and Students From Across the Nation to Advocate for Educator Preparation

(September 9, 2020, Washington D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is convening its inaugural, virtual conference—the AACTE 2020 Washington Week—throughout the month of September. Today kicks off the Association’s signature advocacy event, Day on the Hill, themed “Your Voice Matters.” The annual event brings together education leaders and students from…

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Students of Color Advocate for Educator Preparation during AACTE’s Washington Week | Rep. Bobby Scott to Deliver Keynote

(September 8, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – Today the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) launches its inaugural virtual Washington Week by hosting the Holmes Policy Institute, an event that amplifies the voice of masters- and doctoral-level students of color on policies affecting educator preparation. Themed “Moving towards Equity through Advocacy and Policy,” this…

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AACTE Statement on ICE Guidance for International Students at U.S. Colleges and Universities

(August 3, 2020, Washington, D.C.) On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement today regarding the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s guidance that forces colleges and universities to reopen with in-person classes: “AACTE is appalled by…

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AACTE Statement on Federal Government Push to Reopen Schools Prematurely

(July 15, 2020, Washington, D.C.) On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement today regarding the Trump administration’s intent to withhold federal funds to force schools and universities to reopen with in-person education this fall: “AACTE…

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AACTE Celebrates SCOTUS Decisions Supporting Diversified Educator Workforce

(June 25, 2020, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) celebrates the recent rulings of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in support of the LGBTQ community and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. AACTE commends the two decisions and their significant impact for growing a diversified…

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AACTE Board of Directors Calls Educators to Courageous Action on Race Matters in America

(June 4, 2020, Washington D.C.) – On behalf of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Board of Directors, Chair Ann Larson issued the following statement today on race matters in America: “AACTE leaders are compelled to voice our dissent of the recent, tragic events that have resulted in the horrendous murders of…

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Survey Shows Widening Gap in Supply of Teachers Coming in the Fall

(June 3, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – Education leaders’ outlook for the 2020-21 academic year anticipates a widening gap in the supply of new teachers, according to the April 2020 survey conducted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The findings show 23% of respondents expect a decline in continuing education student enrollment…

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AACTE President and CEO Speaks on the Killing of George Floyd and Systemic Racism

(June 2, 2020, Washington D.C.) – On behalf of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement today responding to the killing of George Floyd and systemic racism: “AACTE acknowledges an insidious threat to the foundation of American democracy—institutional and structural racism. The construct…

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AACTE and Mursion collaborate to support teacher preparation through coronavirus

New partnership offers virtual reality classrooms to advance learning for future teachers (May 7, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), the leading voice on educator preparation, and Mursion, the global leader in virtual reality (VR) training, are partnering to offer educators and students world-class experiential learning through simulations. The collaboration provides teacher candidates an…

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