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Posted: Mon Dec 7, 2015, 10am
Washington Post, 12/5/15 The title should be enough to get your full attention....Kenneth Zeichner (a professor of teacher education at the University of Washington-Seattle) writes regarding the soon-to-be approved Every Student Succeeds Act that will replace No Child Left Behind. The quotes below from Zeichner illuminate the potentially serious implications of this “hidden provision” on teacher preparation programs.
Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015, 9pm
Recent developments on the proposed federal regulations for teacher preparation programs include an expected release date in December. Click here for an update from AACTE Government Relations Director Deborah Koolbeck: Our voices are being heard - and there is still time to speak up! Koolbeck notes:
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015, 11am
The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) has withdrawn as the Specialized Professional Association representing Elementary Teacher Education standards and program review. 
Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015, 6pm
The AMTE Board has voted to join a letter to House members, drafted by Learning and Education Academic Research Network (LEARN) and AERA, in strong opposition to proposed budget cuts to the U.S. Department of Education and IES.  Learn More
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015, 4pm
On July 16th, the U.S. Senate approved passage of a bill that rewrites "No Child Left Behind" (the Elementary and Secondary Education Act). The House passed a similar bill earlier this year. More Information
Posted: Tue May 26, 2015, 11am
AMTE’s Board of Directors has officially supported an open letter by NCTM and NCSM to express concerns about a recent review of K-12 mathematics curricula.  Read More
Posted: Fri May 15, 2015, 11am
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dr. Christopher Koch, former Illinois State Superintendent of Education and Vice-Chair of the CAEP Board, as the organization’s Interim President. The current Vice-Chair of CAEP, Koch was also a member of the Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting. 
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015, 4pm
The Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) recently published an open letter regarding the status of teacher preparation and accreditation and CAEP's role in those processes.
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015, 4pm
Last week the AACTE (American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education) offered a webinar on what you can do next regarding the proposed federal regulations for teacher preparation programs. The webinar is available to AACTE members only - if you are a member of AACTE, you can access the Webinar here:
Posted: Wed Dec 3, 2014, 2pm
The U.S. Department of Education has released its long-anticipated proposed regulations for teacher preparation programs for public comment – YOUR comment – through the Federal Register. Public comments are accepted through February 2. The Federal Register site states: