Senate education committee taking look at skilled trades, dyslexia and more

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The Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee is set to discuss a number of education bills during its two scheduled hearings this week. Today, the committee will examine skilled trades-related bills, PSEO, and a requirement for high school students to take a personal finance course. On Wednesday, the committee will explore dyslexia. See this week’s complete education committee schedule listed below.

Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee
3 p.m. Monday, February 4 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 15 — Military, skilled trades and manufacturing career options access by school districts requirement.
  • SF 295 — P-TECH schools establishment and appropriation.
  • SF 293 — Construction and skilled trades career counseling commissioner of education collaboration requirement; safety of youth in skilled trades report requirement.
  • SF 94 — Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) nonpublic 10th grade student enrollment authorization and appropriation.
  • SF 19 — Personal finance course for high school graduation requirement.
  • Career vocational update (LYFT video)

3 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 | Minnesota Senate Building (Room 1100)
Agenda includes the following bills:

  • SF 651 — Dyslexia screening requirement.
  • SF 116 — Dyslexia teacher training requirement for instructional strategies implementation for students with dyslexia.
  • SF 229 — Minnesota reading and math corps programs at American Indian-controlled tribal contract and grant schools appropriation.
  • SF 772 — Dyslexia training for teachers appropriation.
  • SF 733 — School district professional development revenue use for reading instruction improvement authorization; hiring bonuses for teachers working in shortage areas; literacy incentive aid use for staff development authorization.
  • SF 196 — Teacher preparation programs instruction on dyslexia requirement.

House Education Policy Committee
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 5 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes special education programming presentations by the Minnesota Department of Education, special education teachers and administrators.

2:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 6 | State Office Building (Room 200)
Agenda includes presentations from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health


House Ways and Means Committee — Education Finance Division
9:45 a.m. Tuesday, February 5 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes an informational hearing on school nutrition

9:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 6 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes presentations on English learner programs and HF 448 (English learner programs revenue increase).

9:45 a.m. Thursday, February 7 | State Office Building (Room 5)
Agenda includes an overview of early childhood education programs.


House Ways and Means Committee — Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
8 a.m. Tuesday, February 5 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes presentations from the Minnesota Department of Education on Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE), early childhood screening and school readiness.

8 a.m. Thursday, February 7 | State Capitol Building (Room 120)
Agenda includes the Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) 2018 Evaluation Report on Early Childhood Programs.

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