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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.

Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

  January 10, 2020 Congressional Update  Congress Preparing for Busy Work Period On Monday, Congress returned to Washington for the first full week of the second session of the 116thCongress. The Senate and House education committees did not hold any … Continue reading

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Grant available for schools for suicide prevention

The Minnesota Department of Education has a competitive grant available to support suicide prevention through schoolwide social emotional learning, which supports meaningful relationships, coping skills, and safe and supportive communities. The application deadline is Friday, February 14. Visit https://education.mn.gov/MDE/DSE/MDE089449 for details.

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

January 3, 2020 Congressional Update  Senate and House Set to Begin Second Session of the 116thCongress The Senate officially opened the second session of the 116thCongress today and the House is scheduled to reconvene next week. The opening days of the … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

December 20, 2019 Congressional Update Congress Approves Final U.S. Department of Education Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 With only days remaining on the 2019 legislative calendar, congressional leaders and the White House finalized work on a massive omnibus spending bill … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Two Charles Paul Nord

In honor and remembrance of Chief Warrant Officer Two Charles Paul Nord, Gov. Tim Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings from sunrise until sunset on Monday, … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group Update

The Austin Public Schools and Richfield Public Schools teams provided case studies of how English Learners (EL) funding works in their school district to the School Finance Working Group Thursday, December 12, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Austin … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

December 13, 2019 Congressional Update House and Senate Leaders Announce Funding Deal “In Principle” With only a handful of days remaining before temporary funding for the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies expires, House and Senate appropriations committee … Continue reading

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