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Court finds board in contempt of order to conduct “portfolio” licensing program

The Minnesota State Board of Teaching, resisting the “portfolio” licensing program mandated by the state legislature, is in contempt of court, said a Ramsey County judge, according to a July 3rd news report by KMSP-TV’s Fox 9.

The court expressed impatience with the board’s refusal to conduct the program. The issue at hand was the board’s failure to contact a teacher applying for a license; the same judge also has criticized the board in the past for its reluctance to offer a licensure method via portfolio.

The board was ordered to resume the portfolio program in late 2015 after it suddenly stopped offering the program, allegedly in violation of state law. The portfolio licensure method aims to streamline out-of-state teachers’ applications for state licensure.


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