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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.

Education Finance Omnibus Bill Conference Committee meeting will be broadcast at 1 p.m. today

The Education Finance Omnibus Bill Conference Committee has scheduled another meeting for 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the State Office Building (Room 200) in St. Paul. The Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services is scheduled to air a … Continue reading

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Daily Education Bill Introductions — April 20, 2017

Thursday April 20th, 2017 Attached are both the Senate and House education bill introductions for April 20th, 2017. Look for daily updates each day that bills are introduced. For more information and bills that have not been uploaded to our blog, … Continue reading

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Session Daily: It’s conference committee season

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell Legislation packed with new or changing policies and billions in state-funded programs have made their way through the committee process, through both the House and Senate and, because of discrepancies in their wording and … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Education finance omnibus bill conference committee digs into details, seeks unified proposal

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth With the fate of voluntary pre-kindergarten programs across the state to be determined, a House-Senate conference committee met Wednesday to discuss details in proposed legislation that has split lawmakers down the aisle this session. … Continue reading

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MDE releases preliminary decisions for state Every Student Succeeds Act plan

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has worked with a diverse group of stakeholders to shape Minnesota’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan, which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in September 2017. Visit http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/PDFs/Minnesota-ESSA-StatePlanPreliminaryDecisions-April2017.pdf to view an … Continue reading

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State agencies concerned about omnibus budget bills

Earlier this month, commissioners from state agencies recently raised their concerns to legislative leaders regarding the omnibus budget bills. The memos — that likely reflect Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget preferences — included: Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius writing Sen. Carla Nelson … Continue reading

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MDE brings in special assistant for equitable access and teacher workforce issues

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently announced that Elia Bruggeman has rejoined the Department as a special assistant to Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. Bruggeman will focus exclusively on equitable access and teacher workforce issues. … Continue reading

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