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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.

Retaining Teachers: Fostering Conditions Where Talent Thrives February 7, 2019

We're announcing a new blog series focused on the growing problem of teacher turnover, and telling the stories of schools, strategies, programs, and leaders that buck this trend.

MN Senate Introduces Competency-Based Education Bill. Four Reasons Why It's Needed. January 31, 2019

Last week, the Minnesota Senate introduced a bill that would explicitly authorize schools and districts to do competency-based education. The bill’s purpose is to create space and opportunity for public schools to catalyze richer, more equitable, student-centered learning experiences. We break down the what and why of competency-based education—what it is and how it departs from conventional school models, and four reasons why it matters.

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Standards of Effective Practice Listening Session
March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm · More Info »

Education Evolving is hosting a listening session with staff from the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board on March 20 to provide educators an opportunity to give input on what changes they would like to see made to the Standards of Effective Practice and the Unit/Program Regulations for Teacher Preparation Programs.

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.

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