Category Archives: 2015 Advocacy Institute

If not now, when? MSBA taking part in May 4 press conference to advocate for increased education funding

MSBA, Parents United and other education organizations are planning a press conference for Monday, May 4, to highlight the urgent need for the Legislature to fund our schools at a level where there is enough money on the per pupil … Continue reading

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MSBA Action Alert — Urge Gov. Dayton, House and Senate to increase funding targets for education

It is time to Stand Up For Minnesota Public Schools! This past week at the Capitol brought budget targets from the House and Senate. Click here to view a spreadsheet featuring a comparison of these general fund targets. (Note: The spreadsheet … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House passes teacher tenure, licensure reform bill that targets teacher quality

Source: Session Daily By Hank Long, Session Daily Reform to teacher tenure-based layoff policies and streamlining of licensing for out-of-state educators have become contentious topics among legislators and a wide range of K-12 advocates in recent weeks, as House Republicans … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — House Ways and Means Committee OKs teacher licensure bill

The House Ways and Means Committee approved an amended version of Rep. Jenifer Loon’s teacher licensure bill (HF 2) on Monday. The bill will now be re-referred to the General Register for a vote before the full House of Representatives. … Continue reading

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House Education Policy Committee examines tax-related proposals

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee reviewed bills Tuesday that would expand education tax credits and tax deductions for prekindergarten and K-12 expenses. They are (with bill authors and bill descriptions in parentheses): HF 72 (Rep. Sarah Anderson — Education … Continue reading

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MSBA Board advocates for Minnesota’s schools in Washington, D.C.

The MSBA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate for strong public schools for all students. The MSBA Executive Committee is represented … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: MSBA goes to Washington

The MSBA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate for strong public schools for all students at the National School Boards Association … Continue reading

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