Press Releases & Statements

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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AACTE Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona as New Education Secretary

(March 2, 2021, Washington, DC) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona as the new U.S. Secretary of Education, sworn in today by Vice President Kamala Harris. AACTE recognizes Secretary Cardona as a lifelong educator who understands the importance of professional, high-quality educator preparation programs. AACTE and its…

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Robert Floden at Michigan State University Becomes AACTE Board Chair

(February 26, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) announced today Robert E. Floden, Ph.D. of Michigan State University (MI) as the new chair of its Board of Directors. During his one-year term, Floden will support AACTE and its President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone in implementing the Association’s…

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AACTE Announces 2021 National Award Winners

(February 25, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of its annual awards for innovative research, best practice, and exemplary leadership in educator preparation. The following member institutions and individuals will be honored at the virtual American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education…

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GoReact partners with AACTE to expand access to video assessment for teacher education programs

Collaboration benefits AACTE member institutions with complimentary access to GoReact’s platform through July and discounted access thereafter. SALT LAKE CITY — February 24, 2021 — GoReact and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today announced a joint venture to expand educator preparation programs’ access to video assessment tools. The partnership was announced during AACTE’s 73rd Annual…

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America’s Teacher Educators Convene to Address Challenges

(February 24, 2021, Washington, D.C.) – The 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) begins today. The conference, themed “Resisting Hate, Restoring Hope: Engaging in Courageous Action,” is being held virtually February 24 – 26. Attendees include deans, faculty, students, and administrators from undergraduate and graduate education programs, community colleges, and…

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AACTE Statement on the Storming of the U.S. Capitol Building

(January 7, 2021, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone issued the following statement today regarding the horrific events that took place yesterday at the U.S. Capitol building: “Our nation experienced a serious threat to our treasured democracy as rioters stormed one of our nation’s…

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