Press Releases & Statements

AACTE’s 2021 Virtual Washington Week Concludes With State Leaders Institute

AACTE and ATE State Leaders Discuss State Policy Trends and Advocacy for Educator Preparation (September 30, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) concludes its month-long Washington Week programming with the State Leaders Institute (SLI), September 30 through October 1. SLI brings together state chapter leaders from AACTE and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)…

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Educators and Leaders Come Together for AACTE’s Virtual Day on the Hill – Washington Week

(September 21, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) begins its virtual “Day on the Hill” today, September 21, through September 23, as part of AACTE’s Washington Week activities. Themed “Your Voice Matters,” the virtual event enables AACTE members to make their collective voices heard with Members of Congress and their Staff. Prior to their…

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AACTE Applauds President Biden’s Budget Proposal

(May 28, 2021, 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 on President Joseph R. Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget: “Today, President Biden let educators know that he has heard our voices loud and clear.  The unprecedented investments…

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AACTE Celebrates Educators During National Teacher Appreciation Week

On behalf of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement to celebrate educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week: “One of the most pervasive truths in American public education is that great teachers transform lives. COVID-19 illuminated the vital role teachers play in our…

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AACTE Applauds President Biden’s $9 Billion Proposal to Address the Teacher Shortage

(April 28, 2021, 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 on President Biden’s American Families Plan: “President Biden today released the American Families Plan, which includes a transformative investment in our nation’s education system from early childhood through higher…

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AACTE Launches New Online Community for Teacher Educators and Candidates

(April 28, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today officially launched its new online community, AACTE Connect360, the premier connection circle for engaging and collaborating to advance educator preparation. The virtual platform enables teacher educators, candidates, and partners to engage in meaningful discussions, exchange ideas and resources, and share best…

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AACTE Video Case Studies Offer Promising Practices to Increase Male Teachers of Color

(March 26, 2021, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) released today its new video series featuring promising practices for recruiting and retaining male teachers of color. AACTE created the Black and Hispanic/Latino Male Teacher Initiative Networked Improvement Community (NIC), which included a 5-year study by 10 AACTE member institutions that…

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AACTE Statement on Racist Attacks Against Asian Americans

(March 19, 2021, 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 recent hate crimes toward the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community: “AACTE believes that to educate is to enlighten. As such, our Association remains committed to educating…

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AACTE Report Examines Imperative to Revolutionize Education for All Learners

(March 18, 2021, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges Teacher Education (AACTE) released today its latest report, Revolutionizing Education for All Learners: A Road Map to the Future. The research closely examines the Association’s new strategic vision—to revolutionize education for all learners—for a comprehensive understanding on how best to serve the nation’s PK-12 public…

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AACTE Partners with National Science Foundation to Advance Science Educator Preparation

(March 4, 2021, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges Teacher Education (AACTE) has launched a new initiative to advance the use of simulation in science educator preparation. AACTE recently received the National Science Foundation (NSF) Discovery Research PreK-12 convening grant to address the critical need for well-qualified science educators who can teach effectively in…

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