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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.

Teacher mentorship and retention grant applications due by December 18

Source: Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) During the 2019 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature designated PELSB as the administrator of a grant to support efforts for teacher mentorship and retention of effective teachers. The Teacher Mentorship and … Continue reading

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Report calls for equitable, reliable, robust broadband access for K-12 students

On November 6, 2019, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) — the principal membership association representing the U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders — announced the release of “The Broadband Imperative III: Driving Connectivity, Access and Student Success.” … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update Congress Faces Fiscal Year 2020 Spending Deadline Both the Senate and House will be in session next week, following a one-week House recess. At the top of congressional leaders’ “to do” list is restarting discussions for the fiscal … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

November 1, 2019 Congressional Update House Committee Approves HEA Update with Teacher and School Leader Provisions On a party line vote, the House Education and Labor Committee approved (28-22) H.R. 4674 “The College Affordability Act”, following a three-day debate about … Continue reading

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Wayzata, Northfield, Bemidji Area, Roseville Area, Wadena-Deer Creek school districts earn 2019 Local Government Innovation Awards

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs on October 29 named five school districts as recipients of 2019 Local Government Innovation Awards. Wayzata Public Schools’ Wayzata High School earned a $5,000 grant by being named the Leading Innovator in the School … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

October 18, 2019 Congressional Update House Committee Holds Hearings on Free School Meals, Plans Hearing on Apprenticeships The House Education and Labor subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services held a hearing this week titled, “Examining the USDA’s Proposed Cuts … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Rep. Cummings

In honor and remembrance of U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings and in accordance with an order issued by President Donald Trump, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and … Continue reading

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