Indiana Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Advocating for Education, Stimulating Improvement, Preparing Teachers
IACTE 2016-2017 Meeting Dates
A new academic year has arrived! I do hope that everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the summer and some relaxation. The Executive Committee has worked over the summer to plan another year of informative meetings. The tentative set of topics is noted below. The schedule for our meetings this year is:
Dear AACTE members and state chapter leaders,
Congratulations – your advocacy is about to pay off! Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution, already approved by the U.S. House, to rescind the teacher preparation program regulations that were issued last year by the U.S. Department of Education despite a strong negative response from the field. Now, once the president signs off, these onerous regulations will be history.
Since the announcement of negotiated rule making back in 2011, we’ve worked together to engage in the regulatory process for teacher preparation programs under Title II of the Higher Education Act. You affected every step of the process, and there were many steps! In just the last few months, your advocacy led seven Democratic senators and one Independent senator to join their Republican colleagues yesterday in voting to get rid of these regulations. This result is evidence of the strong relationships you have cultivated with your elected officials as well as collaborations with PK-12 colleagues and other partners and stakeholders.
These connections will serve us well in future advocacy as a continual part of our work. Meanwhile, we’ll stay busy continuing to improve the preparation of educators to meet the needs of the communities and students we serve.
IACTE Colleagues -
A gentle reminder that the names of your Outstanding Future Educators are due Monday, March 27th. Please use the attached registration form.
With warm weather comes dreams of spring, and with spring comes the IACTE Outstanding Future Educators Banquet! Our very special event is Friday, April 7th at the Ritz Charles, Carmel IN. The details are below, along with the attached registration form for the candidates to be recognized and the faculty who will be attending.