Category Archives: Teacher Licensure

Sen. Pratt’s amendment would delay implementation of new tiered licensure system

Sen. Eric Pratt successfully amended the Senate education omnibus bill (SF 3086) on Tuesday, May 1. Sen. Pratt’s amendment includes language that delays implementation of the new tiered licensure system until September 1, 2018. This delay affects the four tiers, … Continue reading

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Apply by August 18 for “Grow Your Own” teacher program grant

Recruiting and hiring qualified teachers is one of the most important tasks facing school districts. As the teacher candidate pool in shortage areas continues to shrink, the Minnesota Legislature passed a grant program for school districts to be proactive and … Continue reading

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State accepting applications for new teacher licensing board

The Minnesota Legislature passed a law during the 2017 session to replace the Minnesota Board of Teaching with the new Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is currently accepting applications for the … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own grants available for school districts via the Teacher Shortage Act

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) opened up applications Thursday for the Grow Your Own Grant Opportunity. The Grow Your Own Grant is part of the MSBA-initiated Teacher Shortage Act. Per MDE: Funding is available to … Continue reading

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Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure meeting set for 1 p.m. webcast today

The Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure is slated to meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today (Thursday, July 21) at the Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1200). The meeting is scheduled to be streamed via http://mnsenate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1.  The Minnesota Legislature established this 12-member group to recommend how … Continue reading

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Legislative Auditor: Minnesota’s teacher licensure system is broken, needs changes

Minnesota’s Office of the Legislative Auditor today released its “Minnesota Teacher Licensure” report. Their key finding: “Minnesota’s teacher licensure system is broken and needs significant changes.” In a statement, the Office of the Legislative Auditor wrote: We found that teacher … Continue reading

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Legislative Auditor to release Minnesota Teacher Licensure report on March 4

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor announced Friday it will release its Minnesota Teacher Licensure program evaluation report on March 4. This appears to be good news on the heels of Wednesday’s somewhat contentious House committee meeting. “We look … Continue reading

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