American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has announced that they will honor Lynch School of Education Thomas More Brennan Professor Andy Hargreaves and co-author Michael Fullan with its 2014 Outstanding Book Award for their book Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School. The award recognizes exemplary books that make a significant contribution to the knowledge base of educator preparation or of teaching and learning with implications for educator preparation. Professional Capital draws on examples from the United States and other countries to offer a vision of a stronger teaching profession, rejecting the current U.S. trend to focus on narrowly defined learning outcomes. The AACTE Committee on Research and Dissemination, which reviewed nominations for the award, praised the book for its conceptual richness and its elegant writing. Read more.