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State Board Discusses 2017 Teacher Licensure Process And Audit

During the monthly State Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, board members raised concerns regarding the online teacher licensure process following the presentation of a recent audit of the system. Problem areas highlighted include "user-friendliness," technical challenges and weak reporting capabilities, inadequate information on timeliness and application requirements, and a lack of professional learning and team building for the licensure staff. Based on results from 2017, the audit was presented to the State Board members by a representative from The New Teacher Project (TNTP), a non-profit organization formed to help school systems achieve their goals for students. Board members commenting in response to the audit presentation stressed their concerns with the problems highlighted and the need for reforming the system to be more conducive both for licensure employees and online licensure applicants.   Read More

Jacqueline Wyatt | NCASA