Legislative Auditor to release Minnesota Teacher Licensure report on March 4

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 forward to the report and its recommendations,” said Denise Dittrich, MSBA’s Associate Director of Government Relations. “We are hopeful it will add clarity to the teacher licensure process.”

According to the release report, the document will cover:

  • To what extent do the Minnesota Board of Teaching and the Minnesota Department of Education manage licensing, licensure appeals and special permission requests in a transparent and consistent manner?
  • What have been the results of legislative changes regarding teacher licensure, and what progress has the Board of Teaching and Minnesota Department of Education made in implementing these changes?
  • To what extent do the Board of Teaching’s activities overlap with those of the Minnesota Department of Education, and how do they coordinate efforts?

MSBA will share more details after the report becomes available on Friday, March 4, at http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us.

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