House Education Panel OKs Military Licensing MeasureA House education committee has approved a bill granting current or former military members and spouses temporary licenses in a variety of fields. The licenses are for professions such as teaching, social work or architecture. The bill endorsed Friday is one of a few under consideration because of the many professions the push encompasses.
Tough Problem: How Best To Evaluate Teachers When Todd Marder changed careers from swim coach to science teacher, he wasn't ready for kindergarteners.
Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Reject Merit Pay ProgramA merit pay and enhanced evaluation program didn't get the support of enough teachers in the state's largest school district to pass.
Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Begin Merit Pay VoteThe teachers in the state's largest school district will start voting Tuesday on a merit pay and enhanced evaluation program that could bring in about $10 million a year to the Anoka-Hennepin public schools.
Anoka-Hennepin Schools Approved For Q CompThe state's largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin, is a step closer to joining the state's alternative system for evaluating and paying teachers, called Q Comp.