The State of Education Censorship in Institutions of Higher Education and Implications for the Field

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This webinar will cover key findings and insights from AACTE’s report, The State of Education Censorship in Institutions of Higher Ed, and Implications for the Field. As the leading voice in educator preparation representing more than 800 postsecondary institutions, AACTE has its pulse on the effects of the censorship climate and legislation on both PK-12 practitioners and teacher educators. Our moderator for this webinar will be AACTE President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone, who will be joined by panelists Ashley White, author of the report, and Kimber Wilkerson. Attendees will walk away with a resource toolkit and have the opportunity to engage in a deep dive with our panel about challenges facing higher education faculty generally, specifically teacher educators, as well as challenges to long-term efforts to address teacher shortages and diversification pipeline efforts. 

Lynn M. Gangone
Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D.
President and CEO

Lynn M. Gangone is the AACTE president and CEO, serving in this role since 2017. As the leading higher education association representing colleges of education and programs of teacher education, AACTE is the voice of educator preparation at the federal and state levels, facilitating the work of its member institutions committed to equity and excellence in educator preparation. Gangone’s credentials include an Ed.D. and M.Ed. from Columbia University-Teachers College and an M.S. and C.A.S. from the University at Albany-SUNY. This is her fourth higher education association leadership role. 

Ashley L. White, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Ashley White is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Fellow for Equity Access and Opportunity with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She researches the intersectionality of ethno-racial identities and disability across the educational continuum through the consideration of student and educator experiences in P-20 educational settings, applicable federal legislation and policy, and related socioeconomic impact with attention to the historicized context and the sociological construction of race. Most recently, she authored AACTE’s commissioned report on education censorship. 

Kimber Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kimber Wilkerson is a professor of special education and associate dean for teacher education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. Wilkerson has broad expertise in the preparation of teachers to work with students with disabilities and providing instruction to students with disabilities to improve their long-term outcomes. She currently has funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to develop and examine virtual coaching and an online community of practice for rural special educators. She also directs a residency program in collaboration with several high-need Wisconsin school districts, funded by a Teacher Quality Partnership grant. Wilkerson was recently a member of an AACTE Networked Improvement Community focused on investigating strategies to address the chronic shortages of special educators and is a past president of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.

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Oct 25 2022


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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