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16 February 2011

Enhancing Teacher Quality in Minnesota Schools

For the week of February 20th, 2011

Guest: Karen Balmer, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Teaching

Issues: Initiatives being undertaken by the Board to increase teacher effectiveness; The complexity of addressing teacher shortages; Qualities and knowledge that Minnesota teacher licensure programs test for; Alternative licensure programs; A bill in the legislature to create more flexible standards for licensure; The achievement gap in Minnesota

Part 1

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Part 2

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