November 2016 Federal Update Available

Did you miss this month’s AACTE Federal Update webinar? You can now view the webinar recording and slides through the federal page of the AACTE Advocacy Center. While you’re there, you can also explore the many resources that we have compiled or created for you to advocate on the federal and state levels.

In the November webinar, I covered the results of this month’s election, reviewed the composition of congressional leadership, and looked ahead to the activities expected during the next Congress with an impact on educator preparation. I also provided a very high-level review of the final rule for teacher preparation program regulations. Lastly, we discussed critical advocacy needs such as seeking cosponsors for a bill in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and engaging at the state level on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Mark your calendar for the next AACTE Federal Update webinars, to be held December 14 and 15, and sign up here.

While you’re visiting the Advocacy Center, please sign up for the AACTE Action Alerts, if you have not done so already. This new system allows you to receive e-mails alerting you to specific advocacy campaigns at the federal level, with text and instructions provided by AACTE staff. The system will direct your response automatically to the appropriate elected officials. AACTE plans to roll out this system soon for the state chapters to use with state-level advocacy as well.

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Deborah Koolbeck

Senior Director of Government Relations, AACTE