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The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently announced a number of new teacher program grant opportunities listed below. Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant During the 2019 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature designated the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing Standards Board (PELSB) as the administrator of the Collaborative Urban…

Source: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is looking for school or school district administrators that are interested in helping to improve the resources available to Minnesota teachers to improve mentoring practices. Sign up by 5 p.m. Friday, May 17,…

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…

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 provide first-class city school districts and other school districts with…

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…

Source: KMSP-TV The Minnesota Board of Teaching is in contempt of court. A Ramsey County judge made the unusual order on Friday, July 1, saying her “patience is at an end.” The contempt order criticizes the board for not following another order from the judge six months ago. On December…

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement recently opened applications for the Teacher Quality Partnership Program (TQP) to ensure all students have access to great educators who can help them succeed. TQP builds partnerships between high-need schools and teacher preparation programs to prepare and support effective educators, either…

Source: Minnesota Office of Higher Education Teachers working in designated teacher shortage areas in Minnesota may now qualify for help with their student loan payments. The Minnesota Teacher Shortage Student Loan Repayment Program, created in 2015 by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton, is intended…

Thursday, March 10, is set to be an education-heavy day in St. Paul. Five committee hearings are scheduled for lawmakers to discuss key education issues — most notably the Office of the Legislative Auditor’s report on teacher licensure. Also, two elections issues will also be examined — one bill would…

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…

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