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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.

Session Daily: Lawmakers worry student data vulnerable with state law behind the times

Source: Session Daily Data collected from Minnesota students’ school-issued devices would be more closely guarded under a bill heard Tuesday by a legislative data privacy panel. Rep. Eric Lucero (R-Dayton) sponsors the legislation that would restrict how student data collected … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff for Marina DeSteno Challeen

Source: Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith In honor and remembrance of Emergency Medical Technician Marina DeSteno Challeen, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at … Continue reading

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Legislative commission to discuss Student Data Privacy Act

The Legislative Commission on Data Practices is scheduled to examine the Student Data Privacy Act at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, at the State Office Building (Room 200) in St. Paul. This meeting is scheduled to be broadcast by the … Continue reading

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MDE Releases Report on Special Education Costs

The Minnesota Department of Education recently released its report on special education cross-subsidies for FY16. The report delves into two areas. First, the amount each district is cross-subsidizing in special education costs with general education revenue. And second, the statewide … Continue reading

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Flags ordered at half-staff in honor of Las Vegas victims

In accordance with the proclamation issued today by President Donald Trump, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the state of Minnesota. As … Continue reading

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MDE shares public comments regarding state’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) closed the public comment period on August 31 for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A brief overview of themes from the comment period is available at MDE’s website … Continue reading

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Gov. Dayton orders flags at half-staff in honor of Officer William Mathews

Source: Office of Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith In honor and remembrance of Police Officer William Mathews, Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and … Continue reading

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