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Networking for Secondary Immersion

When: 4:00- 7:00 PM, April 30, 2014

Where: Minnesota Department of Education

What: A chance to hear from other secondary immersion educators and make connections to secondary immersion programs

Food and drink provided.

Registration for the after-school session is free. Space limited to 48 people. For more information and to sign up, go here.

Call to Action

Ask your state legislators to support the recommendations of the Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force to repeal Minnesota's Basic Skills MTLE Exam

The legislature-appointed Teacher Licensure Advisory Task Force met from August 2013 to January 2014. Their job? 

  • To explore problems with the Basic Skills testing
  • To consider alternative pathways to licensure for non-native speakers of English who want to teach in Minnesota immersion schools.

In February the bipartisan task force, composed of legislators and educators, recommended a repeal of the law which went into effect in 2012. MAIN supports the task force recommendations. The Basic Skills MTLE law has produced unintended negative consequences for many immersion programs.

We urge you to contact your legislators to ask them to vote on repeal. Our position paper outlines our reasons to support repeal of the law and has links to other organizations and the Task Force itself.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact us directly at mnimmersion@gmail.com.

Teacher Licensure Task Force links

Job of the task force 

History of licensing exams in Minnesota

Consequences of 2012 testing law

Task force page on MDE website

October 2014 Immersion Conference in Utah is announced

Submit a proposal by April 28, 2014.  

Visit the conference website for more information

Update your school's details

Parents contact us for information about immersion schools in their neighborhood or nearby districts.

Take a look at our list of Minnesota Immersion schools to make sure we have current information for your school.

Does your district have a new continuation program? Do you know of a new school that has opened with an immersion program? Let us know so we can have the most up-to-date list of programs and schools.

For language specific events see our new calendar page with calendars for Spanish, French, and Chinese

Upcoming events

April 26, 2014 9:00 AM • Minnesota Department of Education, Roseville
April 30, 2014 4:00 PM • Minnesota Department of Education, Roseville
May 08, 2014 9:30 AM • Yinghua Academy, Minneapolis
May 15, 2014 6:00 PM • L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion, St. Paul

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