Office of the Legislative Auditor

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 Auditor (OLA) report on Minnesota Teacher Licensure. Talks centered on…

Session Snapshot Week 2 — March 14-18   A GLANCE AT THE WEEK Week 2 is here and gone — things at the Capitol are definitely fast and furious. Please see a synopsis of the week below by topic. Testing and Assessment Many of the week’s committee meetings in both bodies…

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 licensure laws are complex and unclear. We also found that…

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,…

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