Press Releases & Statements

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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AACTE Announces 2020 National Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media inquiries, contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (February 10, 2010, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of its annual awards for innovative research, best practice, and exemplary leadership in educator preparation. The following member institutions and individuals will […]

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Leading Educator Preparation Association Releases New Strategic Plan

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Jerrica Thurman Tel: 202-478-4502 Email: jthurman@aacte.org Leading Educator Preparation Association Releases New Strategic Plan (October 24, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) publicly announced today their new strategic plan effective through 2023. The plan reflects the Association’s ongoing commitment to high-quality educator preparation while leveraging […]

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20 AACTE Member Institutions Receive 2019 Teacher Quality Partnership Grants

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org 20 AACTE Member Institutions Receive 2019 Teacher Quality Partnership Grants (October 10, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – announced last week. With grants totaling more than $20 million, the TQP is the only federal initiative dedicated to strengthening educator preparation at institutions of higher education. “AACTE celebrates all of […]

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Teacher Educators and Students Advocate for Educator Preparation at AACTE’s Washington Week in the Nation’s Capital

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (June 3, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is convening its annual Washington Week, themed “Your Voice Matters,” June 2-5 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Teacher educators, college students, and representatives from K-12 schools and […]

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AACTE Launches Special Education Networked Improvement Community

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org Higher education leaders to address national shortage of special education teachers (May 20, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has formed a group of higher education leaders from across the country to examine effective ways to address special education teacher […]

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