The National Council for Agricultural Education
To be the collective leadership voice for Agricultural Education in the United States.
The mission of The National Council for Agricultural Education is to establish high quality agricultural education programs in America’s schools by stimulating:
- the preparation, retention, and advancement of high quality agricultural educators; the development of programs that prepare students for academic and career success;
- program innovation and adaptability in response to changing student and industry needs;
- the use of research-based practices in agricultural education programs at all levels; and
- expanded opportunities for students to experience high quality educational programs in agriculture.
May 21-24, 2013
National AAAE Meeting
NAAE Region II Conference
NAAE Region III Conference
NAAE Region V Conference
NAAE Region IV Conference
Battle Creek, MI
June 25-28, 2013
National Ag. In the Classroom Conference
NAAE Region VI Conference
September 23 – 25
Western Region AAAE Meeting
National Teach Ag Day
October 30-November 2
National FFA Convention
National Ag Ed Summit/
National FFA Inservice
Quote for the Week
"Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything."
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
To have information from your ag ed organization included in the Monday Morning Monitor, email
Julie Fritsch, NAAE Communications/Marketing Coordinator.
CASE Institute Registration Drawing to a Close
Teachers, time is running out to register for CASE Institute professional development sessions this summer. Institutes are held at over 20 different locations throughout the country, offering nearly 500 seats for this career changing opportunity. Please plan to register by April 30 to ensure open seats are available at the site you desire. Several sites are already full and several more are very close to capacity.Take advantage of this chance to enhance your teaching and elevate experiences for your students. For registration information and site availability, go to the CASE website at www.case4learning.org
.DuPont Pioneer Grant and Scholarship Recipients Announced
CASE is pleased to announce the recipients of DuPont Pioneer implementation grants and CASE Institute scholarships for 2013. Recipients will use these grants and scholarships to purchase equipment, end-of-course assessment accounts for students, or to attend a CASE Institute. For a complete list of recipients and awards,visit this link.CASE wants to thank all the sponsors who have helped teachers offset the costs of implementing CASE through scholarships and grants. All of these partnerships are special projects of the National FFA Foundation.
Legislative Alert: Ask Senators to Sign FY 2014 Perkins Funding Letter
This week, senators who support CTE have the opportunity to sign on to a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging a strong federal investment in Perkins for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. This effort is being led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) who is asking his Senate colleagues to join him in requesting a restoration of federal funding for Perkins. Read more
April CTE Monthly Newsletter: Bipartisan Support for CTE, Senate Perkins Sign-On Letter
CTE Monthly, a collaborative publication from the Association for Career and Technical Education and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, features the latest news on Career Technical Education (CTE) from across the nation for CTE stakeholders and Members of Congress.In the April edition, read more about:
- Senate Perkins Appropriations Letter Sign-on
- Bipartisan Support for CTE in the House
- Research Depicts the Convergence of CTE and Academics
- Exemplary CTE Programs, Business-Education Partnerships and Students in New Jersey, Florida and California
View archived CTE Monthly newsletters and other advocacy resources on our Advocacy Tools Web page.
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education Releases Blueprint to Elevate and Transform the Teaching Profession, Calls Educators to Action
Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will release the Obama Administration's blueprint for elevating and transforming the teaching profession, also known as the Blueprint for RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching).
RESPECT was first launched in February of 2012 as a national conversation on the teaching profession, shortly after the President committed to support the development of a new, comprehensive teacher policy in his state of the union address. Read more