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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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“Today, President Biden let educators know that he has heard our voices loud and clear. The unprecedented investments called for in his FY 22 budget proposal begin to redress the chronic inequities in our nation’s education system. With a new $20 billion Title I Equity grant, a $1 billion program to double mental health professionals in schools, and a significant increase in Pell grants, educators can envision a future where every student is on a pathway to success. Read more.
President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) in March, which includes $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. The ARP ESSER funds are intended to help state educational agencies and school districts safely reopen and address the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s students. Read More.
To effectively amplify the voice of members to policy makers to better help them understand what is happening in the field and offer sound policy recommendations, AACTE partners with other organizations to highlight the importance of certain issues. Read more.
From input into legislative proposals to providing information on current trends in the field, AACTE is working with Members of Congress on issues that directly impact educator preparation. AACTE’s Michael Rose outlines how the Association is amplifying the voice of its members to policy makers to better help them understand what is happening in the field and make sound policy recommendations. Read More.
AACTE is mobilizing our professional community to advocate for funding authorized by the recent American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to aid schools and colleges of education in recovery from the pandemic. AACTE has distributed materials to begin the advocacy work in this area and will continue to provide members with resources and tools. Read more.
President Biden recently signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which includes $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. These funds are provided to state educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation’s students. Read more.