Press Releases & Statements

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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Ann Larson at University of Louisville Becomes AACTE Board Chair

(March 2, 2020, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) announced today Ann Larson, Ph.D., of the University of Louisville (UofL) (KY) as the new chair of its Board of Directors. During her one-year term, Larson will support AACTE and its President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone in implementing the Association’s new strategic plan, addressing challenges of recruiting qualified teacher candidates representing underrepresented and diverse backgrounds into the teaching profession and growing the Association’s membership. “AACTE is resolute to represent and…

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America’s Colleges for Teacher Education Gather in Atlanta

AACTE Conference Addresses How to Disrupt Inequities in Education (February 29, 2020, Atlanta, Ga.) – Nearly 2,000 teacher educators kicked off the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis yesterday. The conference, themed “Disrupting Inequities: Educating for Change,” is being held February 28 –…

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National Teacher Educators Conference in Atlanta to Explore Actions Needed to Establish a Sustainable and Diverse Profession

MEDIA ALERT                                            Contact: Jerrica Thurman Tel: (202) 478-4502 E-mail: jthurman@aacte.org National Teacher Educators Conference in Atlanta to Explore Actions Needed to Establish a Sustainable and Diverse Profession Compelling political and social forces are disrupting “business as usual” in…

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Leading Educators to Focus on Equity and Inclusivity at the AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

MEDIA ALERT                                            Contact: Jerrica Thurman Tel: (202) 478-4502 E-mail: jthurman@aacte.org Leading Educators to Focus on Equity and Inclusivity at the AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta U.S. public schools serve students with diverse perspectives and needs, and educators…

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The Nation’s Teacher Educators to Convene in Atlanta at the AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting

MEDIA ALERT                                            Contact: Jerrica Thurman Tel: (202) 478-4502 E-mail: jthurman@aacte.org The Nation’s Teacher Educators to Convene in Atlanta at the AACTE 2020 Annual Meeting Teacher educators from across the nation will engage in thought-provoking discussions about today’s most pressing…

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