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AACTE is an amplifying voice between our members, who are doing the important work in the educator preparation field, and policy makers, who need to understand what is happening in the field to make sound policy recommendations. As we face the impact of COVID-19, teacher shortages, social injustice, and enrollment and funding challenges, AACTE’s advocacy mission is more important than ever—and that is why we are asking you to take a seat at the table.
AACTE is working with members of Congress on important legislation that will help our nation recover from the pandemic and ensure that the next generation of educators is ready to step into the classroom prepared to teach. Our new advocacy platform, Educating the Future, Today, is your resource for insight and tools to keep you informed on the latest issues and help you play an active role in tackling today’s critical challenges. Your voice—and seat at the table—is essential. There is strength in numbers and alliances with other education stakeholders to help amplify the message. We are all in this together.
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New Year, Renewed Hope
AACTE Applauds President Biden’s Budget Proposal
AACTE Applauds President Biden’s $9 Billion Proposal to Address the Teacher Shortage
AACTE Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona as New Education Secretary
AACTE’s annual Day on the Hill, the association’s premiere advocacy event, is scheduled for September 21-23. It is a unique opportunity to engage with your Members of Congress about the critical work you do. But some may wonder, “What do I get out of participating?” Read More.
The nation’s newspapers, websites, and blogs are filled with discussions about what policies Congress should address next. Currently, it seems like all eyes are on Afghanistan; yesterday was all about investing in the nation’s infrastructure; tomorrow the discussion may be on President Biden’s American Families Plan. Read more.
AACTE’s virtual Day on the Hill is scheduled for September 21-23. As we prepare for AACTE’s premiere advocacy event, some may wonder, “What legislation should we prioritize?” The simplest answer is whatever you are most passionate about. Read More.
The past year and a half have been a challenge. Everyone’s lives have been disrupted and we have had to adapt, adjust, and endure like never before, especially within the educator preparation community. However, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Read more.
This week, the House of Representatives passed an omnibus appropriations bill, which included the funding for the Department of Education. The omnibus bill included seven spending bills; generally, the House and Senate prefer to pass the 12 appropriations bills, which largely fund the federal government, individually. However, a congested legislative calendar caused this course of action. Read More.
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