Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs

 

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Here is all the latest news from alternative education!

 

April 2018

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    Update on Educator Licensing Transition

    The 2017 Omnibus Education bill created a new state agency called the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) consolidating the current duties and responsibilities of the Board of Teaching (BOT) and the Minnesota Department of Education’s (MDE) Educator Licensing Division. Beginning January 1, 2018, the 11 member board and their staff will oversee teacher licensing, teacher preparation, and teacher ethics in Minnesota. The legislation also redesigned teacher licensure in Minnesota.

    Read this link for more details.

    Update on Educator Licensing Transition
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    Students and Schools Celebrate College Knowledge Month in October

    College Knowledge Month brings students, schools and colleges together to help students apply to college for free. This is the first year Minnesota students can apply to historically black colleges and universities for free, from now until June 30

    Read this link for more details.

    Celebrate College Knowledge Month in October
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    $21.2 Million Reading Grant

    The Minnesota Department of Education announced recently that it received a $21.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve reading skills of students from birth through grade 12. The grant will serve an estimated 30,000 students.

    Read this link for more details.

    $21.2 Million Reading Grant
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    Teach Us All

    There is a new documentary on Netflixs about educational inequality in the U.S. States. Here is a review of the documentary that appeared on CBS Morning News

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    2017 MAAP Admin Conference

    Registration is now open!

    The MAAP Annual Administrative Workshop is being held on Friday, November 3rd at the Department of Education. As you will see in the attached flyer, we have numerous great presentations lined up for you. The goal of this workshop is intended to allow practitioners time to listen to and discuss administrative issues with colleagues and professional resources. This workshop is open to principals, directors, teachers, support staff and/or anyone who's currently in or interested in alternative education. Watch for more information, including session overviews in the very near future.

    To register, go to www.maapevents.com/. To assist us with planning and food preparation, we would appreciate it if you could have your registrations submitted by October 27th, 2017.

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    2017 MAAP 101 Conference

    The 2017 MAAP 101 Confernce is rapidly approaching. The conference will be held on October 13th from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm at the Ivan Sands Community High School. Check out the 2017 MAAP 101 webpage for all the details: