Minneapolis–MinnCAN, a statewide public education advocacy nonprofit, today commends Teach For America–Twin Cities, the University of Minnesota and the Northside Achievement Zone following approval by the state Board of Teaching of their new alternative teacher licensure program partnership, which aims to recruit, train and support highly effective teachers.
“Today’s confirmation by the Board of Teaching benefits students, teachers and the schools that hire program participants,” said Daniel Sellers, MinnCAN executive director. “From the legislators who helped draft and pass legislation that allowed for the creation of alternative preparation programs to the institutions that worked to develop this leading model, it's important to recognize all those who have contributed to this advancement of the teaching profession.”
In 2011, with bipartisan support, MinnCAN helped pass the alternative teacher certification law in Minnesota along with a diverse coalition of community leaders, foundations, businesses and schools.
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For more information on MinnCAN, or for interviews with Daniel Sellers, contact Nicholas Banovetz: 651-815-5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About MinnCAN: Launched in 2011, MinnCAN: The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now is an education advocacy nonprofit. MinnCAN is a movement of 11,000 Minnesotans–and growing–dedicated to creating the political will to enact smart public policies to ensure that every Minnesota child has access to a great public school. Learn more at www.minncan.org.