Progress but no easy fix for Minnesota’s teacher shortage
Apr 09, 2017
Pioneer Press, Christopher Magan
For educators like Derek Davidson and Troy Haugen, changes to the way Minnesota licenses teachers can’t come soon enough.
Both Davidson, a leader at an urban charter school, and Haugen, who helps provide technical education at rural schools, hope the overhaul of Minnesota’s teacher licensing system pending at the Legislature will make it easier for them to place qualified people in hard-to-fill jobs.
Minnesota faces a growing shortage of teachers in math, science, special education and technical programs. State education leaders hope fixing what has been described as a “broken” licensing process will make it easier for teachers trained out-of-state or in alternative ways to get into Minnesota classrooms.More Here