In the News

Read news articles that highlight the work and advocacy of AACTE and its members to ensure educators are prepared to teach all PK-12 learners.


States Crack Open the Door to Teachers Without College Degrees, Ed Week (August 2)

Florida to Let Veterans, Spouses Teach Without Bachelor’s Degree, K-12-Dive (July 22)

Alternative Certification Programs Are Booming. But Candidates Aren’t Finishing, Ed Week (June 7)

Teachers, Deputized to Fight the Culture Wars, are Often Reluctant to Serve, The Hechinger Report (May 23)

Educators Don’t Feel Prepared to Buy Ed Tech. That Has Implications for Vendors, EdWeek Market Brief (May 5)

We’re at a Tipping oint: Whom Do you Want Teaching Your Children?, The Washington Post (May 6)

Virginia Schools Look To Fill Over a Thousand Vacancies, RVA magazine (May 2)

Students with Disabilities Have a Right to Qualified Teachers — but There’s a Shortage, NPR (April 20)

Digging Deeper: Impact on Education & Teacher Recruiting, CBS 17 News at 5:30 AM (April 4)

Future of Teaching: COVID Pandemic Impacting Teacher Recruitment, CBS 17 (April 3)

The Life Of A Teacher And Why It’s Beyond Hard, Forbes (March 28)

Fewer People Are Getting Teacher Degrees. Prep Programs Sound the Alarm, Education Week (March 22)

Education Experts Call on the Government and Colleges to Rectify the Growing Teacher Shortage, INSIGHT Into Diversity (March 16)

Grow-Your-Own Teacher Pipeline Model Gains Steam, K-12 Dive (March 2)

Innovation Begins with Education. It’s Time We Make It a Priority, District Administration (February 24)

K-12 Must Rebuild the Pipeline to Avoid Long-term Teacher Shortages, District Administration (February 23)

Low Student Engagement Major Source of Teacher Stress, Survey Finds, FOX TV Digital Team (February 23)

What It Takes to Recruit Future Teachers During the Pandemic, EdSurge (February 7)

Low Enrollment Forces Some Schools to Cancel Programs, Scripps National (February 7)

Teachers are leaving and few people want to join the field. Experts are Sounding the AlarmCNN (February 5)

Amid Scrambles for Teachers, Some Fear Worse Shortages AheadU.S. News & World Report (February 3)

W&M School of Education Partners with Law School to Provide Language Instruction to International Law StudentsWilliam & Mary (February 2)

When Education Programs Bite the DustInside Higher Ed (January 28)

Policy Experts: Funding, Support for Teacher Prep Programs Critical to Fix ShortageK-12 Dive (January 27)


Education and Democracy: Critique of Diversity, Equity, and Race for Liberatory PracticesDiverse Issues in Education (October 26)

The Business Case for Public Investment in Early-Childhood ProgramsWashington Post (November 8, 2021)

Advocating for the Future PK-12 Student Today, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (November 12, 2021)

Diversity in the Classroom: Why Representation MattersDiverse Issues in Higher Education (July 1, 2021)

Teachers are Choosing to Quit Rather than Go Back to School While Pandemic lingers CNN (April 13, 2021)

As Pandemic Upends Teaching, Fewer Students Want to Pursue ItNew York Times (March 27, 2021

The Education Ecosystem CrisisDistrict Administration (March 18)

Where Can We Find Lots of Tutors? Bill in Congress Would Deploy Teachers-in-TrainingEducation Week (February 25, 2021)

Critical Capacity: COVID-19 and the Future of Educator Preparation ProgramsUniversity Business (January 28, 2021)

When Outside World Gets Chaotic, Discussions Pop Up in ClassroomsThe Atlanta-Journal Constitution (Jan 25, 2021)

Education, Civil Rights Groups Blast Trump for Inciting Violence, Washington Post (January 7, 2021)

News Archive

Reflecting Back to Move Equity in Education Forward, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (December 31, 2020)

Local Alabama Program Shows Promise in Putting More Black, Male Teachers in Classrooms – (December 21)

The Financial Crossroad of Teacher EducationUniversity Business (December 17, 2020)

App State Partners with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to Prepare Equity-Focused School Leaders – (December 2)

Educator Preparation Programs Lead the Way for Racial and Social Justice for All Diverse Issues in Higher Education (November 23, 2020)

Teacher shortages: Are we heading in the right direction? District Administration (November 18, 2020)

Can These Degree Programs, Under Assault for a Decade, Survive a Pandemic? Chronicle of Higher Education (October 30, 2020) 

4 Financial Constraints Facing Student Teachers: University Business (October 20, 2020)

Navigating the COVID-19 Maze: University Business (October 8, 2020)

Equity in Teacher Education: University Business (August 31, 2020)

What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently: The Communicator (June 21, 2020)

COVID-19: Creating a New Education Eeality: eCampus News (June 17, 2020)

Big Questions, Challenges for Teachers: The Times and Democrat (June 15, 2020)