House Education Panel OKs Licensing Measure

Created: 03/07/2014 2:39 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

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A House education committee has approved a bill granting current or former military members and spouses temporary licenses in a variety of fields. The licenses are for professions such as teaching, social work or architecture.
    
The bill endorsed Friday is one of a few under consideration because of the many professions the push encompasses. The panel moved it to another committee for further review. The licenses would apply for a limited time and those people would have to meet regular requirements for a permanent license.
    
Teacher licensing and evaluation issues are getting lots of attention this session.
    
The education committee also discussed bills dealing with the state's merit pay program for teachers, known as Q-Comp, and a state-mandated teaching evaluation program that begins next fall. Votes weren't taken on those measures.

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