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Ward CummingsDirector of Government Relationswcummings@aacte.orgPhone: 202-478-4504
While many of the decisions governing educator preparation are made at the state level, the federal government and the Congress have roles affecting the profession as well.
The most important aspect of engaging in federal advocacy is the power of the constituent voice. Members of Congress act based on the information provided to them first and foremost by their constituents. Over time, you want to build relationships with both members of Congress and their staff handling education so that you become one of the sources that officials consult for information and ideas related to educator preparation.
Get to know the resources offered through this site. You can watch recordings of federal update webinars, download printable guides for key stages of the advocacy process, and find links to other websites with resources and information on legislation, congressional votes, and more.
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AACTE Director of Government Relations Deborah Koolbeck covers the latest activity in Washington that affects educator preparation across the nation.
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Curious about why you should advocate or on the fence about engaging in advocacy? This webinar is for you.