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Minn. Teacher Board Ordered to Restore Licensing Option

By Stephen Sawchuk — January 12, 2016 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the January 13, 2016 edition of Education Week as Minn. Teacher Board Ordered to Restore Licensing Option

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