The WACTE Book Group discussing Reclaiming Accountability in Teacher Education is meeting from 5:30-7:30pm at Edgewood College in the Nona McGreal Room, Room 302 in the Predolin Humanities Center. Edgewood College Campus Map When you arrive, please park in the visitor’s section and sign in at the welcome desk to secure a visitor’s parking pass. If you …
On  Sunday, April 8th the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education recognized fifty nine early career and mentor teachers for excellence in teaching at a tea at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  Matthew W. Miller, Sr., 2018 Teacher of the Year gave an inspiring keynote address.  The event is sponsored by generous funding from …
As leaders and instructors at colleges and universities, we train teachers. We help both new and experienced teachers understand how best to help K12 students learn and grow. Thus, we have a distinct perspective on school safety. As teacher educators, we greatly admire the efforts by K12 students and educators to promote debate on school …
Read: Tony Evers asks Scott Walker to veto education measures he calls bad for public school kids  by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Read: Wisconsin budget proposal opens the door to controversial online teacher prep program by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Read: Learning Policy Institute- A coming crisis in teaching?  Teacher, supply, demand, and shortages in the US Read: Borsuk: In troubling …

WACTE Policy Statements

September 2017:Letter for Gov Scott Walker with signatures (Request to veto fast-track, online,  out-of-state certification program from the budget) September 2017: Concern over budget item that will undermine Wisconsin’s education system September 2016: The Teachers Our Children Deserve
Read: Math problem facing schools: How to get enough teachers?
Proposal Would Change Wisconsin Constitution To Allow Governor To Appoint State Schools Superintendent A proposal form a Republican state lawmaker would allow the governor to appoint the state schools superintendent, instead of citizens voting to fill the position. The lawmaker behind this proposal explains why he wants to change the process of selecting a state …
Melanie Agnew and Reid Riggle explore the implications of  Motion #457 on Wisconsin Omnibus Budget Bill.
WACTE members Dr. Katy Heyning (UW-Whitewater) and Dr. Desiree Pointer-Mace (Alverno College) presented the views of the teacher education community in Wisconsin in this article published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Think tank wants tougher admission standards for education schools