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The Minnesota School Boards Association, a leading advocate for public education, supports, promotes and strengthens the work of public school boards.

Enrollment period open for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households can receive: Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated … Continue reading

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Federal Update

Monday evening, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted final rules to implement the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program. The ECF was created through the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This legislation provides $7.17 billion … Continue reading

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Weekly Federal Update

Congressional Update House Examines ED Budget Proposal Last month, President Biden released an initial “skinny” budget request to Congress containing high-level information regarding the administration’s funding priorities for the coming 2022 federal fiscal year (FY22). While a more detailed budget … Continue reading

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Federal Update

Congressional Update Congress Holds Hearings Discussing Child Care, WIOA, and Community College Investments Earlier this week, the Senate HELP Committee held a hearing titled “Strengthening America’s Child Care Sector,” which included discussion regarding the need for significant investment in child … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Detention Deputy Mark Anderson

In honor and remembrance of Detention Deputy Mark Edward Anderson, Governor Tim Walz has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota, from sunrise … Continue reading

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Minnesota’s flags can go back to full staff

On Monday, April 19, 2021, Governor Tim Walz directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of the interment of former Vice President Walter Frederick Mondale, to honor … Continue reading

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Federal Update

Congressional Update Senate Republicans Release Infrastructure Counteroffer Late last month, President Biden unveiled a long anticipated legislative framework to invest roughly $2.3 trillion in infrastructure projects. This proposal, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, would include over $100 billion in funding … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Walter Mondale

Governor Tim Walz has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in Minnesota immediately tonight until sunset on the day of the interment of former Vice President Walter Frederick Mondale, to honor his life and … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff for COVID-19 and Indianapolis victims

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today (Monday, April 19, 2021). He has directed flags to fly at half-staff on the 19th of … Continue reading

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Federal Update

Congressional Update President Biden Releases “Skinny” Budget Request Earlier today, April 9, President Biden released a long-anticipated budget request to Congress, outlining his administration’s desired spending priorities for the upcoming 2022 federal fiscal year (FY 22). During most Presidents’ first … Continue reading

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