American Association for Employment in Education
Founded in 1934, the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) provides resources and networking opportunities to connect higher education and school systems, both nationally and internationally.
Our valued members include: professionals from colleges, universities, school systems and non-profit and for-profit organizations. AAEE is a resource and liaison to these professionals, facilitating quality PK-12 hiring practices.
- To gather, organize, and disseminate information on candidates, the educational marketplace, and the job search process.
- To establish and promote ethical standards and practices in the employment process.
- To provide opportunities for training, networking and the exchange of information about current practices, research and innovations.
- To promote dialogue and cooperation among institutions which prepare educators and institutions which provide employment opportunities.
Positively impacting education through professional connections.
- College and university institutions (career centers, teacher education departments, and advisors).
- PK-12 school systems (human resources, recruiters, administration, and counselors).
- State departments of education focused on certification, recruitment, and retention programs.
- Professional associations and organizations related to educators and their careers.
- For-profit and not-for-profit organizations involved with recruitment and retention of educators.
- Individuals retired from the above areas.
The American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE) has signed onto a letter, organized by the Association of American Educators Foundation, sent to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and leaders in Congress calling for their help in addressing the lack of teacher diversity in our nation’s classrooms. The letter, citing federal data and university studies, reports that 53 percent of public school students are children of color, while only 18 percent of teachers identify as a person of color. Studies reveal this disparity causes overall lower student achievement and outcomes, especially in populations of at-risk students and students of color.
The letter states, “We believe that increasing teacher diversity elevates the teaching profession and improves the lives and outcomes of all students,” and calls on all parties involved to play a role in addressing the problem. The letter volunteers the services of the undersigned organizations to help Congress and the Department of Education to determine how proposed regulations and legislation may increase or decrease teacher diversity. More than seventy-five education organizations representing teachers, preservice teachers, school counselors, education staff, principals, superintendents, charter school leaders, education reformers, tutors, and teacher educators have signed the letter.
“While AAEE primarily connects the universities and colleges preparing and supporting the placement of PK-12 teachers with the school systems recruiting, hiring, and retaining them, we recognize that our education system is vast and complex. It is influenced and impacted by many stakeholders, and we are continually seeking to explore, create, and develop partnerships with those individuals and organizations who operate with complementary missions. On behalf of AAEE, I want to thank the following organizations for partnering with us in our mission: positively impacting education through professional connections!”
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