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2017-2018 First IACTE Meeting at University of Indianapolis

IACTE Colleagues -

We have a very exciting meeting/work session planned for the first meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year.  The focus will be on ADVOCACY.  Those in attendance will be working in regional groups to draft advocacy plans for this year.  Please see the attached agenda.

In preparation of this meeting, it would be most helpful if those planning to attend would complete the following assignment

IABSE Scholarship Application and More (Due: Sep 11)

IACTE Colleagues,

Attached is the Indianapolis Alliance of Black School Educators (IABSE) scholarship announcement and application.  Please note that applications are DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11.  The event at which the scholarship winners will be announced is Friday, September 22.  Please encourage your candidates to apply for this scholarship and plan to attend this informative event.


Jill D. Shedd

Assistant Dean for Teacher Education

Indiana University School of Education

Important Update on Title II Regulations

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.


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