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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.

Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Weekly Update

Administration Update Department of Education Sends Notices Regarding Newly Formed Disaster Recovery Unit The Department of Education sent notices to Chief State School Officers this week detailing the creation of a Disaster Recovery Unit (DRU) which will be a five … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Public Policy Weekly Update

Congressional Update Congress and the White House Cut Two-Year Budget Deal This week, the Senate cleared (67-28) a two-year $2.7 trillion budget agreement (H.R. 3877).  The measure increases aggregate spending by $320 billion over the next two years and lifts … Continue reading

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Tier 1 and Tier 2 licenses limited to sponsoring district

The Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) is reminding teachers, school districts, and charter school administrators that Tier 1 and Tier 2 licenses are limited to only the district or charter school that originally requested the license. Tier … Continue reading

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Minnesota Maintains AAA Ratings

ST. PAUL, MN – Top financial analysts Standard & Poor’s and Fitch announced that they are affirming Minnesota’s AAA, the highest rating awarded by the analysts. The following is a statement from Governor Tim Walz: “AAA ratings from Fitch and … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy – Congressional Update

Notable New K-12 Legislation  S.2240A bill to promote digital citizenship and media literacy. Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] H.R.3926To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve the service obligation verification process for TEACH Grant recipients, and … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy – Congressional Update

Senate Committee Examines School Safety Practices On July 25, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held a hearing titled “Examining State and Federal Recommendations for Enhancing School Safety Against Targeted Violence”.  Among other topics, the committee examined emerging … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy – Congressional Update

Congress and the White House Cut Two-Year Budget Deal As Congress prepared to leave Washington for the long August recess, Senate and House Leaders reached a long-sought agreement with the White House on a two-year budget plan. The House approved … Continue reading

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