Congress Returns – Stay Current With AACTE’s Federal Update Webinar

As classes resume at your institution, so too does the work of Congress, which returns to Washington today following its August recess. The disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey may upend the Congressional agenda, potentially shuffling a laundry list of items Congress needs to address, including funding for FY18 and where the federal dollars will flow.

With all of this going on, it has never been more important to remain informed and engaged – and AACTE’s members-only Federal Update webinars help you do just that. You can sign up now for this month’s webinars, September 19 or 20 (see below); you can also view archived webinars and presentation slides through this link.

Staying informed is a crucial element to building and maintaining your relationships with elected officials. Through these sustained relationships, you can continue to advocate for grants and programs that may affect your institution.

As future educators, your students should also be informed and engaged in what is happening – and their voice is invaluable in supporting your advocacy! We encourage you to watch the webinar with colleagues or even project it in a classroom for your students. Discussing the contents of the webinar with colleagues and your students can help inform and coordinate the advocacy efforts in your district and state. If you participate in real time, you will have the chance to ask questions at the end of each webinar.

To help accommodate schedules and time zones, AACTE offers the exclusive members-only webinar at two different dates and times:

If you are unable to attend a webinar in real time, you will still be able to view the archive later in AACTE’s Resource Library. Sign up today to join us, stay informed, and stay engaged!

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Zachary VanHouten

Manager of Programs and Advocacy, AACTE