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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.

Apply for gifted student grant program by August 28

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is offering grant funds for accelerated learning or gifted programs. The deadline is Monday, August 28, to apply for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program. Visit https://w1.education.state.mn.us/EGMS/searchAllActiveGrants.do and select “COMPETITIVE GRANT OPPORTUNITY … Continue reading

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Register for one of MDE’s ESSA meetings; give input on state plan via online survey

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is hitting the road this month for a series of meetings to share the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan draft with stakeholders. Meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for … Continue reading

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State Capitol grand opening event slated for August 11-13

The public is encouraged to attend the Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening Celebration. This three-day celebration is scheduled for Friday, August 11; Saturday, August 12; and Sunday, August 13; at the Minnesota State Capitol Grounds located at 75 Rev. Dr. … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for 10th anniversary of I-35W bridge collapse

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith In honor and remembrance of those who were killed or injured in the Interstate 35W Bridge collapse a decade ago, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and … Continue reading

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MSBA names recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award

The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) recently announced the recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award. This year’s honorees are Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley), Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton), Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul), … Continue reading

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MDE provides update on state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Source: Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) In June, Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius held a meeting to update stakeholders on the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. During the meeting, MDE shared a document outlining current decisions for the … Continue reading

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MDE to present draft of ESSA plan at committee meeting

The Minnesota Department of Education is scheduled to present an early draft of the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan Wednesday during a joint hearing of the House and Senate education policy committees. See http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/3310aedb-555c-48ea-bc0f-269f555630ad.pdf to view a copy … Continue reading

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