Advocacy Letters to Congress, the Administration, or other Leaders

AACTE has endorsed the following letters to Congress or the Administration to augment the voice of the educator preparation community on key issues or actions connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The American Council on Education led a letter to the Administration on delaying the release and implementation of the Title IX regulations until after the COVID-19 crisis. Read the Letter
  • The National Women’s Law Center led a letter to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on suspending the rulemaking process for Title IX and other regulations. Read the Letter 
  • The American Council on Education led letters to the U.S. House of Representative and the U.S. Senate with requests for the third COVID-19 supplemental bill, now known as the CARES Act. Read the Letter to the House  | Read the Letter to the Senate 
  • AACTE, Higher Education Consortium for Special Education, and the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children led a memo for education relief requests to Capitol Hill staff. Read the Letter 
  • The Alliance for Excellent Education, in conjunction with other stakeholders, led a letter to the Federal Communications Commission to expand funding for home internet access through its E-rate program to support student learning. Read the Letter 
  • The American Council for Education led a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary DeVos on the necessity of rapidly deploying the emergency economic relief funds for higher education found in the CARES Act. Read the Letter
  • The American Council for Education led a letter to the governors of each state requesting urgent action in providing reciprocity in licensing of health care and mental health care professionals to enable them to practice across state lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Letter 
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