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Tier 1 and Tier 2 licenses limited to sponsoring district

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is reminding teachers, school districts, and charter school administrators that Tier 1 and Tier 2 licenses are limited to only the district or charter school that originally requested the license. Tier … Continue reading

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Minnesota Maintains AAA Ratings

ST. PAUL, MN – Top financial analysts Standard & Poor’s and Fitch announced that they are affirming Minnesota’s AAA, the highest rating awarded by the analysts. The following is a statement from Governor Tim Walz: “AAA ratings from Fitch and … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy – Congressional Update

Notable New K-12 Legislation  S.2240A bill to promote digital citizenship and media literacy. Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] H.R.3926To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve the service obligation verification process for TEACH Grant recipients, and … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy – Congressional Update

Senate Committee Examines School Safety Practices On July 25, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing titled “Examining State and Federal Recommendations for Enhancing School Safety Against Targeted Violence”.  Among other topics, the committee examined emerging … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy – Congressional Update

Congress and the White House Cut Two-Year Budget Deal As Congress prepared to leave Washington for the long August recess, Senate and House Leaders reached a long-sought agreement with the White House on a two-year budget plan. The House approved … Continue reading

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Updated Legislation to Diversify the Teaching Workforce

During the 2019 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature named the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing Standards Board (PELSB) as the administrator of the Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color (CUGMEC) Grant program, formerly known as the Collaborative Urban Educators … Continue reading

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Department of Education Invites Special Education Planning Grant Applications

This week, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services invited states to apply for planning funding designed to help them increase instructional time and reduce administrative burdens. The grant program seeks to promote academic achievement for students with disabilities … Continue reading

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