Given that it is the second year of this Legislative Session and therefore a bonding year, spending and policy changes may or may not happen. In fact, Senator Wiger reminded us last week during a Senate Education Committee hearing that there will either be a spending target, or there will not be. Stakeholders testified, including Parents United […]
Education Week discuss the teacher shortage in light of Teacher-Recruitment Challenges.
Owen Phillips, NPR, March 30, 2015 Every year, thousands of fresh-faced teachers are handed the keys to a new classroom, given a pat on the back and told, “Good luck!” Over the next five years, though, nearly half of those teachers will transfer to a new school or leave the profession altogether — only to […]
Kim McGuire, Associated Press (Star Tribune), April 23, 2012 – House approves teacher skills-test extension Classroom teachers who failed the basic skills exam will have another year to pass under a measure approved by the Minnesota House on Monday. The provision was part of the education omnibus bill which, among other things, grants a one-year […]
Kris Berggren, Session Weekly, January 27, 2011 – While the debate over education reform has swirled around alternative paths to teacher licensure and last year’s stymied application for federal Race to the Top funds, a quiet movement has been brewing that could significantly change how teachers are trained. The Bush Foundation has committed $40 million […]