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Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT)

Bloomington Public Schools has partnered with the Minnesota State University, Mankato to create a strong network of teacher candidates through the Bush Foundation's Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) project.

NExT is a campaign - funded entirely by the Bush Foundation - to recruit, prepare, and retain the next generation of classroom teachers. The Foundation has partnered with institutions of higher education who work with K-12 school districts to transform teacher preparation. Bloomington Public School's partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato provides MSU students with an opportunity to apply their skills in the classroom under the guidance of a master teacher during their preparation period.

Visit the Bush Foundation's NExT website or the Minnesota State University, Mankato's NExT website more information on why the Bush Foundation and participating colleges, universities, and school districts are launching this important campaign to attract high quality teaching candidates to the profession.