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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.

Minnesota of Department of Education provides Equity Lens Reflection resource

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently added an “Equity Lens Reflection and Exploration Tool for Learning” page on its website. Click here to access this resource. Also, MDE recently updated its “Distance Learning and Teaching Implementation Guidance,” which is … Continue reading

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MSBA releases Distance Learning Period Update resource

Minnesota public schools’ distance learning period begins today (Monday, March 30) and is scheduled to end on May 5. (May 1 and May 4 are staff planning days. Students are scheduled to return to schools on May 5.) School districts … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education updates distance learning guide

The Minnesota Department of Education has recently updated its Minnesota Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance document on its COVID-19 webpage. MDE’s COVID-19 webpage also includes an updated School Closure Guidance for Minnesota Public School Districts and Charter Schools guide, … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy and Weekly Policy Update

Department of Education Grants ESSA Waivers Related to Pandemic According to the Department of Education, 45 states have applied for the accountability and assessment waiver the department authorized due to pandemic emergency.  All of these states have been granted initial … Continue reading

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Reminder: School districts must post their distance learning plans on their website by March 27

Friday, March 27, is the deadline for public school districts to post distance learning plans to their website. From the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE): The expectation is that school districts and charter schools will post their distance learning plans … Continue reading

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House and Senate Education Bill Introductions

Thursday, March 26th, 2020 Following are the bills that were introduced in the MN Legislature today. We publish bills every day they are introduced and hope that you monitor these posts, as it keeps you updated and informed about the … Continue reading

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MSBA updates School Board Meeting Guide, MDE releases Distance Learning Guide

On March 25, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-19, which authorizes and directs the Minnesota Commissioner of Education to implement a distance learning period for public schools from March 30, 2020, through May 4, 2020. (Distance learning for … Continue reading

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