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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 create a “Grow Your Own” program. This approach allows local…

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 to restructure Minnesota’s teacher licensure system by consolidating all teacher…

  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 Education Committee took the first step on making good on…

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…

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 sure our voice is heard at the state Capitol. The…

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 10. And if anyone wants the entire analysis, just click…

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 1591), but with one stark difference — the Senate bill…

The Senate Education Committee heard two bills related to teacher licensure Thursday before a packed house of testifiers. Both bills — Sen. Terri Bonoff’s SF 97 and Sen. Eric Pratt’s HF 2 (co-authored in the House by Rep. Jenifer Loon) — were laid over for future committee discussion and possible…

Source: Session Daily By Hank Long, Session Daily Reform to teacher tenure-based layoff policies and streamlining of licensing for out-of-state educators have become contentious topics among legislators and a wide range of K-12 advocates in recent weeks, as House Republicans have included those proposals in a bill they have cited…

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee heard 12 bills Tuesday ranging from concurrent enrollment to transportation to teaching programs to data on homeless students. MSBA’s proposal to establish a teacher loan forgiveness program (HF 1170, authored by Rep. Peggy Bennett) also was introduced to the committee. MSBA lobbyists testified that…

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