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The Knowledge Base of Innovative E-government Practices is a compilation of recent case studies of Innovative e-government solutions, services and applications. The Knowledge Base does not promote one solution over another, but rather highlights e-government practices that place the citizen in the forefront.

Educator Licensure and Recruitment (ELAR) System
Institution: Massachusetts Department of Education
Implementation Date: Feb 01, 2002
Summary: The Educator Licensure and Recruitment (ELAR) project was defined to expand and improve the pool of teachers in the Commonwealth by removing bureaucratic and technological roadblocks for prospective educators.

It is a critical component to help reshape license regulations and streamlining the application through an educator licensing process.

The first version of ELAR enables the online application and approval of academic educator licenses.

The second version of ELAR facilitates the educator recruitment process between the schools and educators/prospective educators. The third version includes licensing of vocational educators
Impact: The ELAR system addresses the vital need for a qualified educator in every classroom in every public school.

It encourages individuals to pursue teaching and administrative careers; it creates an on-line process to inquire, apply for and receive educator licenses; it also creates a streamlined process for the state to process these requests, providing valuable services to superintendents and administrators who are searching for educators.
Source: Stockholm Challenge Award
Project Home URL: http://www.doe.mass.edu/educators/

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