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About mnmsba

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

NSBA Federal Update: Budget update

Source: National School Boards Association (NSBA) On February 12, the Trump Administration submitted the fiscal year 2019 budget request to Congress, which proposes a $3.8 billion cut to the U.S. Department of Education, a $2.6 billion decrease for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of Florida attack victims

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump, Gov. Mark Dayton has directed all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff on February 14 for Col. Thorsness

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset, on Wednesday, February … Continue reading

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NSBA Federal Update: Congress agrees on spending deal

Source: National School Boards Association CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations: After heated debate on both the House and Senate floor overnight, Congressional leaders have finally reached a long-sought agreement on topline spending that will pave the way to complete … Continue reading

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Deadline is February 28 for reporting E-rate data

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The annual reporting of E-Rate cost data for the purpose of calculating the fiscal year 2018 Minnesota Telecom Access Equity Aid began February 1, 2018, and continues until February 28. Details on data submission and … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education holding Data Dashboard focus groups this week

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) releases public report cards on an annual basis that describe the overall performance and context of Minnesota schools and districts. MDE has scheduled a series of Data Dashboard focus group meetings this week. This … Continue reading

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Broadband Task Force recommends more funding for broadband grant program

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband recently released its 2017 Annual Report. The report highlighted the work of the Broadband Task Force and included policy recommendations for the governor and Legislature. The task force has studied issues related to broadband … Continue reading

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