Minnesota works to complete teacher licensing overhaul

Aug 17, 2018

Star Tribune, Erin Golden

Weeks before schools open their doors for the start of a new academic year, Minnesota education officials are finalizing the overhaul of the state’s teacher licensing rules.

State lawmakers approved the sweeping changes, including the creation of a tiered licensing system and a new licensing board, in 2017.

Since then, the new board has been drawing up the rules for the system and taking feedback on a few controversial issues, including mentoring programs for new teachers and requirements for training teachers about working with students of various backgrounds.

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