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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.

MDE provides update on new ESSA accountability system

As reported in the MSBA Weekly Advocate last month, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) presented an update on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on July 11. Since that meeting, MDE has added or modified components to the new ESSA accountability … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff on July 26 for corrections officer

In honor and remembrance of Minnesota Corrections Officer Joseph Brian Gomm, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States 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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U.S. House subcommittee to hold hearing on Workflex in the 21st Century Act

On Tuesday, July 24 (at 10 a.m. EDT), the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing on H.R. 4219, “Workflex in the 21st Century Act.” The hearing will take place in Room 2175 of … Continue reading

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NSBA launches Cyber Secure Schools resource

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) recently announced the launch of its Cyber Secure Schools initiative at This webpage is a key source of information, tools, and resources, to help districts and schools enhance the security of their networks … Continue reading

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School Board Input on Lunch Regulations Requested

Recently, the U.S. House passed H.R. 2, also known as the federal farm bill  This legislation includes an amendment requiring the Secretary of Agriculture to: review the federal regulations, which sets nutrition standards that stem from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; … Continue reading

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Applications for school safety grants open on August 29

This summer, $25 million in grants to improve school safety will be available for school districts and charter schools through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Gov. Mark Dayton and the 2018 Legislature passed school safety grants this spring, to … Continue reading

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Blandin Foundation hosting broadband webinar on July 19

The Blandin Foundation is hosting its next Blandin Community Broadband Program (BCBP) Webinar at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 19. The webinar topic is “Leveraging Federal CAF II Dollars to Bring World-Class Broadband to your Community.” Click here to access registration for … Continue reading

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