March 2020 | Issue 2
Policy Updates
Teacher Certification and Mobility
Requirements for teacher licensing vary between states creating challenges for teachers trying to relocate to another state. In addition to standard employment barriers, issues related to pensions and seniority status also prevent teachers from being able to cross state lines. Many states are taking a closer look at this issue to develop policy solutions capable of preserving certification competencies and mitigating unintended consequences of licensing regulations. On March 27 , education policy experts from the Education Commission of the States and the Council of Chief State School Officers will discuss state certification policies, portability barriers, and emerging solutions designed to promote teacher mobility. 
Member Updates
Western Legislative Academy
Each year, 39 western state legislators are selected to participate in the Western Legislative Academy (WLA) where they work to hone their leadership skills while building relationships with legislative peers. To learn more about the program and how to apply, click below!
Oregon State Visit
During a recent visit to the Oregon State Legislature, CSG West staff enjoyed an opportunity to visit with members and learn about the priorities of this year's session. To learn more about what is happening in the Beaver State, click below!
Wyoming State Visit
A recent visit to the the Cowboy State allowed CSG West staff an opportunity to visit with members, learn about the current legislative priorities, and continue planning efforts for the CSG West Annual Meeting this year. To learn more about what is happening in the Wyoming State Legislature, click below!
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