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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.

MSBA Participates in Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s Roundtable on Child Centered Government

This morning Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) participated in a small roundtable discussion with other early education and childcare stakeholders to discuss how working together to invest in Minnesota’s youngest students can increase equity and bridge the opportunity gap for … Continue reading

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Federal Administrative Weekly Update

Department of Education Invites Special Ed Grant Applications This week, the Department of Education published the following notices about discretionary grants managed by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: “Applications for New Awards: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Policy Weekly Update

Congressional Update:  While Congress has adjourned for August recess there are still a few items of interest. Democratic Senators Express Concern about New Tax Forms Impact on Student Aid Applications Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Doug Jones (D-AL), … Continue reading

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Walz, Flanagan Announce $2.5 Million Grant to Provide Proven Drug and Alcohol Reduction Curriculum in Schools

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced that the State of Minnesota was awarded a $2.5 million grant to implement a groundbreaking, evidence-based social-emotional learning curriculum in middle schools across the state. The … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education offering several teacher program grants

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently announced a number of new teacher program grant opportunities listed below. Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant During the 2019 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature designated the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of victims in El Paso and Dayton

In honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragic shootings that took place in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and in accordance with an order issued by President Donald Trump, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States … Continue reading

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Federal Update: Notable New K-12 Legislation

  H.R.4108To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to support early college high schools and dual or concurrent enrollment programs. Sponsor:Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] H.R.4107To authorize funding for section 619 and part C of the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading

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