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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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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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Session Daily: Multiple bills seek to address teacher shortages, diversity issues

Source: Session Daily Increasing teacher recruitment and retention, especially for teachers of color, has been a priority for many lawmakers this session, as educators and advocates from across the state have testified to shortages of qualified teachers. Multiple measures seeking … Continue reading

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Session Snapshot: Omnibus education policy bills in the works

Session Snapshot Week 4: March 28-April 1 A GLANCE AT THE WEEK Today is the first bill deadline of the 2016 legislative session. All policy bills must have had a hearing in their body of origin by the end of … Continue reading

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Senate Education Committee OKs Teacher Shortage Act bill

  During a press conference on Monday, Sen. Chuck Wiger said addressing Minnesota’s teacher shortage crisis would be the “No. 1 priority” for Senate DFLers. On Tuesday, Sen. Wiger and his colleagues — from both parties — in the Senate … Continue reading

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Listen: MSBA Conference Call — March 21, 2016

Did you miss the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call on March 21? Listen to the latest goings-on from the state Capitol from MSBA’s Denise Dittrich and Kimberley Dunn Lewis by clicking on the “Play arrow” … Continue reading

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