- teacher licensure,
- unrequested leave of absence (ULA),
- teacher development,
- assessments, standards,
- Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO),
- early childhood education,
- special education,
- school calendar,
- American Indian Act,
- charter schools,
- and reports repealed.
MSBA is appreciative of the committee’s work that will attempt to resolve the teacher shortage by creating more pathways for licensing qualified teachers in the short-term as well as the long-term. Of course, we support the ULA language, which is identical to HF 2 and the flexibility for standards and the PSEO provisions will help reduce some of the roadblocks for students in pursuing college credit in high school.
The testing changes are challenging for us to support so we will continue to work through the suggestions that others are promoting as well.
There are many details that are very relevant to teaching and learning in our Minnesota schools. Please become familiar with this bill by perusing this overview.