Published Online: January 12, 2016
Published in Print: January 13, 2016, as Minn. Teacher Board Ordered to Restore Licensing Option

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Minn. Teacher Board Ordered to Restore Licensing Option

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A Minnesota court has ordered the state's board of teaching to restore a licensing option it stopped offering in 2012.

The court granted partial summary judgment on behalf of 20 teachers, most of whom are out-of-state teachers whose attempts to get a license in Minnesota have been mired in red tape. The option has to do with a "portfolio" licensing process. Some 530 teachers were licensed under the process between 2004 and 2012.

Under the order, the board of teaching must reinstate the portfolio process, begin to accept, review, and process applications, and complete reviewing any already-submitted portfolios. It must also issue new rules outlining specifically how the portfolio process works.

Vol. 35, Issue 17, Page 5

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