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Competency-Based Education Bill Heard in the Senate March 1, 2019

On February 27, the Senate’s E-12 Finance and Policy Committee had a hearing on Senate File 485, a bill that would legitimize and create the opportunity for competency-based education in Minnesota. Alongside Education Evolving, two national organizations—KnowledgeWorks and iNACOL—and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators testified in support of the bill. We describe the need for SF485, and what’s in the bill.

Why Teachers Leave: What the Data Say February 28, 2019

Addressing the problem of teacher turnover requires looking deeply at its root causes. This post explores the data available on why teachers leave the profession.

Teacher Turnover: An Overview of the Problem and Why It Matters February 28, 2019

A summary of available data on the problem of teacher turnover, and a review of evidence on the negative impacts of this turnover.

Minnesota’s Teacher Standards Are Up for Revision: Our Initial Recommendations February 21, 2019

PELSB has opened rulemaking on the Standards of Effective Practice for the first time since 1999. Read here to find out Education Evolving’s preliminary recommendations for how the SEP can be improved and our ongoing engagement efforts to ensure that teacher voice is represented throughout the rulemaking process.

Recent Content

Competency-Based Education FAQ Memo · January 2019

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding competency-based education, including a thorough definition of CBE, its advantages over traditional approaches, the role of teachers, and legislation to enable and support CBE.

Defining and Measuring Student-Centered Outcomes Report · October 2018

A review of the outcomes that researchers and communities identify as important for student success and an overview of the possible strategies for measuring them. And, a cohesive vision and specific next steps for states, learning communities, and students and families wanting to move toward more student-centered outcomes.

FAQ: Minnesota's Tiered Teacher Licensure System and PELSB Memo · August 2018

The new four-tiered teacher licensure system was created by the legislature during the 2017 legislative session. This FAQ covers the new system and the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Summaries of States' ESSA School Quality/Student Success Measures Memo · June 2018

The School Quality or Student Success (SQ/SS) indicator was one of the most talked about and biggest decisions that fell to the states in drafting their new ESSA accountability plans. This memo summarizes the chosen SQ/SS measures for each state, DC, and Puerto Rico.

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