MnSCU loses appeal to keep course materials from teacher quality council

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system has lost its appeal to a court ruling — which I reported here  in November — that demands MnSCU turn over syllabi and other course materials to the National Council on Teacher Quality, the Pioneer Press reports.

You may remember that the D.C.-based council wanted the material for its rankings of teacher preparation programs.

An NCTQ report card on those programs came out in June — Minnesota and the rest of the nations didn’t look stellar — and immediately took heat from education experts, who called it inaccurate and incomplete.

It also drew a critical note from Mistilina Sato, director of the Educator Development and Research Center.

You can read the full PiPress story here.