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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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Teacher licensing rulemaking meetings open to the public

Source: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) has announced that its two upcoming rulemaking meetings are open to the public. These meetings will provide input on proposed rules regarding the issuance, validity 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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Session Daily: Compromise education bill passed by House in special session

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of negotiations over the best approach to reduce the achievement gap, lawmakers passed a compromise bill early Wednesday that they believe Gov. Mark Dayton would ultimately sign. The result is a proposal … Continue reading

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Study group explores governance of teacher licensure, development of tiered system

The Legislative Study Group on Educator Licensure met for the fifth time on Tuesday, October 25. The group — made up of six state senators and six state representatives — is discussing concerns raised by the Office of the Legislator … Continue reading

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Career and Technical Educator Licensing Advisory Task Force holds inaugural meeting

The Career and Technical Educator Licensing Advisory Task Force held its first meeting Thursday, August 11, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Roseville. The 2016 Legislature created the Task Force to review and make recommendations to increase 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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