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Education Policy

SIXTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 07, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POLICY
Chair, Representative Carlos Mariani

MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of Committee on Education Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:04 A.M. on February 7th in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Mariani, Chair
Brynaert, Vice Chair
Erickson, S., Lead
Anderson, M.
Barrett
Benson, J.
Bly
Davnie
Erickson, R.
Faust
Isaacson
Kiel
Kresha
Leidiger
Marquart
Morgan
Nornes
Sawatzky
Urdahl
Wills
Yarusso

Members excused:

A quorum was present

Representative Erikson moved that the minutes of January 31, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 171 (Ward) Repealing the requirement that teacher candidates pass a basic skills exam before receiving a teacher license

Representative Mariani moved HF 171

The following people testified on HF 171:

Representative John Ward
Dan Devine, Junior High Art Teacher, Pillager High School
Scott Doss, Principal, Pillager High School
John Carlson, Tight End, Minnesota Vikings
Representative Mariani laid this bill over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or action at a later time.

HF 34 (S. Erickson) Teacher licensure requirements modified

Representative S. Erikson moved HF 34

Representative S. Erikson moved the H0034A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following people testified on HF 34:

Susan Thompson, Public School Parent

Representative Mariani laid this bill over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or action at a later time.

The following people provided an information presentation on the effect of the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination on Minnesota's Teaching population:

Audrey Lensmire, PhD, Augsburg College
Dr. Christopher Smith, Augsburg College
Jo Olson, Dean of Education, St Scholastica College, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education President
Kari Peikaraski, College of Education Student, MSU
George Kimball, Chairman, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Tim Alexander, Assistant Superintendent, Minnetonka Schools

The meeting was adjourned at 11:29 A.M.




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Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair



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Jamael Lundy, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF34 (Erickson) - Teacher licensure requirements modified.
  • HF171 (Ward) - K-12 teachers; requirement repealed for teachers to pass a basic skills examination in reading, writing, and mathematics as a condition for receiving a teaching license.

In addition to HF34 and HF171, there will be a informational presentations on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination.
- Karen Balmer, Executive Director, MN Board of Teaching
- Richard Wassen, Director, Education Licensing, and Kevin McHenry, Government Relations Director, MN Department of Education
- Audrey Lensmire, PhD, and Dr. Christopher Smith, Augsburg College, effect of MTLE on Minnesota's Teaching population
- George Kimball, Chairman, Association of Metropolitan School Districts, and Tim Alexander, Assistant Superintendent, Minnetonka Schools
- Representative of MN Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and Teaching College Student