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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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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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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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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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14 Days of Advocacy: Support Teacher Shortage Act

Ready … We have two days remaining in 14 Days of Advocacy campaign. This presents two more opportunities for you to partner with MSBA to be effective advocates as school board members. Let’s work together to communicate the issues and make … Continue reading

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MSBA’s Legislative Top 10 — No. 7: Help for teacher shortages & ag education

MSBA continues its Top 10 list of items we think will have the biggest impact on schools. Starting this week — and running Monday through Friday for the next couple of weeks — we’ll fill you in on our Top … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Committee rolls out Senate Education Omnibus Policy Bill

Senate Education Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Wiger unveiled the Senate Education Policy Omnibus Bill (SF 1495) Wednesday. (Click here to view the delete-all amendment to SF 1495). The bill has similar themes as the House Omnibus Education Innovation Policy Bill (HF … Continue reading

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