Minnesota Department of Education to discuss federal education grants at Senate hearing

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The Minnesota Department of Education is slated to deliver a presentation concerning federal education grants in Minnesota during Wednesday’s Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee hearing.

See this week’s education committee schedule below and visit MSBA’s State Education Committees webpage for more information.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes a presentation from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) regarding federal education grants in Minnesota.

9:30 a.m. Friday, January 25 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1200)
Agenda includes the P-TECH School Model — which is a new 6-year public school model focused on STEM fields and Career and Technical Education.

House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda: This is a joint meeting with House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division and will include presentations on youth mental health from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Minnesota School Counselors Association, Education Minnesota and PrairieCare.

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations regarding “What Students Bring to the Classroom” from Kent Pekel (President and Chief Executive Officer of the Search Institute) and Angela Jerabek (Executive Director of the BARR Center)

House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations from House Research.

9:45 a.m. Thursday, January 24 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations from House Research.

House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Thursday, January 24 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes presentations on “The First 1,000 Days Matter” by Aaron Sojourner (University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, Associate Professor and Labor Economist) and the 2018 Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book by Stephanie Hogenson (Children’s Defense Fund Outreach Director) and Jennifer Bertram (Children’s Defense Fund, KIDS COUNT Coordinator).

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

See the Senate and House education bill introductions below for January 17, 2019.

Visit The MSBA Advocate for updates each day bills are introduced.

House Education Bill Introductions January 17th 2019

Senate Education Bill Introductions January 17th 2019

For more information, please visit our website.

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

See the Senate and House education bill introductions below for January 14, 2019.

Visit The MSBA Advocate for updates each day bills are introduced.

House Education Bill Introductions January 14th 2019

Senate Education Bill Introductions January 14th 2019

For more information, please visit our website.

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MSBA to present at two education committees this week

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The MSBA Government Relations staff is scheduled to share our association’s Legislative Agenda with two state education committees this week.

On Wednesday, MSBA will present at the House Education Policy Committee (2:30 p.m.) and the Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee (3 p.m.).

See the complete education committee schedule below and visit our State Education Committees webpage for more information.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Monday, January 14 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes Education Commissioner, Mary Cathryn Ricker and a budget forecast from Fiscal Analyst Jenna Hofer.

3 p.m. Wednesday, January 16 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes presentation of legislative agendas from MSBA and other education organizations.

House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 15 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes overview of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the World’s Best Workforce and the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 16 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes an overview of education funding and presentation by MSBA and other education organizations.

House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Tuesday, January 15 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes an education overview from the Minnesota Department of Education.

9:45 a.m. Wednesday, January 16 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations from the Association of Metropolitan School Districts and other education organizations.

9:45 a.m. Thursday, January 17| State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes Minnesota Alliance with Youth.

House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Tuesday, January 15 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes overview of early childhood development.

8 a.m. Thursday, January 17 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes presentations from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

See the Senate and House education bill introductions below for January  10, 2019.

Visit The MSBA Advocate for updates each day bills are introduced.

House Education Bill Introductions January 10th 2019

Senate Education Bill Introductions January 10th 2019

For more information, please visit our website.

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Education Policy and Finance Bill Introductions – January 8, 2019

Welcome back to the 2019 legislative session!

Minnesota School Boards Association’s Government Relations team will publish House and Senate education policy and finance bill introductions here each week.

We encourage you to glance at the bills for topics that are relevant to your school boards and districts. For instance, a finance bill adding 3% to the formula with inflation might be of interest to you and your board. We anticipate bills on the special education formula and mandate reduction. We also are working on bills to help with school board special elections. When you see bills introduced, it is an opportune time to reach out to your legislators and ask for their support or opposition on the issue. Grass roots efforts are key to good legislation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the bill introductions please contact Kim Lewis at: klewis@mnmsba.org.

For more information, including our 2019 legislative agenda, please visit our website.

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We agree that education should be the top priority for the state

The Minnesota School Boards Association is looking forward to working with Gov. Tim Walz and will support every effort to make Minnesota the Education State.

“School boards have always believed, as well, that education for ALL students is the way to move our state forward,” said MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind. “We are glad that the governor is making education his top priority.”

The best and most equitable way to help students is to stabilize funding for schools with a 3 percent increase each year over the biennium, said Schneidawind.

Minnesota’s publicly elected school board members will be working alongside Gov. Walz with the same message: That all children will receive a high-quality education.

 

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