Press Releases & Statements

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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AACTE Statement on Florida Bill HB 7093

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (May 2, 2019, 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 responding to the passage of HB 7093 through the Florida legislature: “While it is…

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AACTE Commends Increase of Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Funds in Draft Funding Bill

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (April 30, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is pleased by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies’ (Labor-H Subcommittee) draft bill released for Fiscal Year 2020…

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AACTE Congratulates 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (April 29, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) celebrates 2019 National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson and AACTE member institutions Virginia State University and Virginia Commonwealth University, which helped prepare him for his distinguished career path. Robinson is…

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Report Identifies Student Diversity in U.S. Colleges of Education by Race and Ethnicity

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (February 26, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Education Students and Diversity: A Review of New Evidence, an issue brief released today by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), provides new information on student diversity in U.S. colleges of education. As a supplement to AACTE’s…

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Kim Metcalf of UNLV Begins Term as New AACTE Board Chair

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (Feb. 25, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) welcomes the new chair of its Board of Directors: Kim Metcalf, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). During his one-year term, Metcalf…

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AACTE Awards to Recognize Exemplary Contributors to Educator Preparation

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (February 5, 2019, Washington, D.C.) The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of its annual awards for professional achievement and leadership, research, publications, and best practice. The following member institutions and individuals will be awarded during the…

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AACTE Response to the Federal School Safety Commission Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (December 20, 2018, Washington, D.C.) On December 18, 2018, the Federal School Safety Commission released its final report, outlining the background of its work and providing recommendations for action across three broad areas: 1) prevent, 2) protect and mitigate, and 3) respond and recover. While AACTE…

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AACTE Statement on DeVos’s Proposal to Arm Teachers

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (August 29, 2018, 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 proposal to use federal funds for placing guns in…

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Report Identifies Key Challenges, Characteristics of U.S. Colleges of Education

For Immediate Release Contact: Jerrica Thurman 202-478-4502 or jthurman@aacte.org (August 9, 2018, Washington, D.C.) – Colleges of Education: A National Portrait, a report released today by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), provides a comprehensive picture of the nation’s schools, colleges and departments of education: the work that they do, the people…

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