Update on Proposed Certification Changes
The State Board of Education met this Wednesday and began a discussion of the proposed certification changes. Mary Loftus Levine, CEA Director of Policy and Professional Practice, and Linette Branham, CEA Educational Issues Specialist, spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting. They urged the Board to listen to what educators have been saying about the problems with the proposed certification changes.
Nearly 150 educators spoke at the five certification hearings the State Department of Education held this spring, and many more attended the hearings and/or submitted written testimony. Thank you to all who spoke out on this issue.
The State Board of Education will be continuing discussion of the proposed changes at their July 7 meeting. They will then vote on these changes at either their July or September meeting.
CEA put together the video below with excerpts from the certification hearings and shared it with the State Board so they could listen (as well as read) your testimony first hand.