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PittsburghATE's 2017 Summer Conference in Pittsburgh: The 2017 Summer Conference of the Association of Teacher Educators will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square August 4-8, 2017. The theme selected by President Karen Embry Jenlink is Re-Imagining Educator Preparation In A Democracy: The Teacher Educator as Public Intellectual. Click here to go to the registration page.

ATE Supports KDP Letter on Teacher Recruitment: The Association of Teacher Educators joined other groups in supporting a letter on teacher recruitment developed by Kappa Delta Pi. Click here to see the "Joint Statement on Recruiting Quality Candidates Into the Teaching Profession" and a list of groups supporting this statement.

ATE Signs on To Letter Urging Preservation of Funding for Title II-A: ATE joined more than 140 state and national organizations signing a letter urging congressional appropriators to preserve federal funding that helps schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality. President Donald Trump's budget outline proposed zeroing out the program, known as Title II, Part A.
In the letter, the groups are asking lawmakers to keep funding the program at its current level of about $2.3 billion. They note that it also provides funding for professional development and class size reduction efforts.
"Title II-A is the support states need to address these challenges, enabling them to invest in evidence-based strategies such as the development of career ladders that include teacher leadership opportunities, strengthening instructional capacity for the workforce and innovative teacher and leader residency programs and in many cases, help school districts ensure that classrooms have teachers," the letter said.
Trump's proposal to eliminate the funding "would leave states in a position of being unable to implement the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) and unable to effectively meet the needs of the students and the communities they serve," the groups write.
Text of the letter is here: https://secure.aacte.org/apps/rl/res_get.php?fid=3315&ref=rl.

Steve Sroka with ATE President Shirley Lefever

Opening General Session Keynote Speaker Steve Sroka with ATE President Shirley Lefever

ATE's 2016 Summer Conference was held July 30-August 2, 2016, in Louisville and was a huge success. David McCarthy, Association Development Specialist for photography, has created a special slide show with photos from the Summer Conference. Click here to go to the slide show.

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ATE'S PHONE NUMBER AND FAX: ATE now has new office phone and fax numbers. The office phone number is (703) 659-1708. The fax number is (703) 595-4792. ATE’s new office and shipping address is: Association of Teacher Educators, 11350 Random Hills Rd., Suite 800, PMB 6, Fairfax, VA 22030. P.O. Box for regular mail remains the same: Association of Teacher Educators, P.O. Box 793, Manassas, VA 20113.

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