Category Archives: funding

Apply for gifted student grant program by August 28

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is offering grant funds for accelerated learning or gifted programs. The deadline is Monday, August 28, to apply for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program. Visit https://w1.education.state.mn.us/EGMS/searchAllActiveGrants.do and select “COMPETITIVE GRANT OPPORTUNITY … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Lawmakers pass final budget bills, wrap 2017 special session

Source: Session Daily By Mike Cook Day three of the 2017 special session saw lawmakers pass final omnibus bills to be sent to Gov. Mark Dayton, with weary House members wrapping up their work at 2:42 a.m. Friday following a … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Compromise education bill passed by House in special session

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of negotiations over the best approach to reduce the achievement gap, lawmakers passed a compromise bill early Wednesday that they believe Gov. Mark Dayton would ultimately sign. The result is a proposal … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Legislature to move forward with budget bills — without governor’s agreement

Source: Session Daily By Ricky Campbell The Legislature will move ahead with passing renewed budget bills, Republican leaders announced Friday, hoping to wade through the arduous task of assembling conference committees, approving reports, negotiating with the administration and passing finalized … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Gov. Dayton vetoes omnibus education bill

Source: Session Daily By Jonathan Mohr Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed five omnibus budget bills Friday, outlining objections that included funding shortfalls during a time of surplus and controversial policy provisions in a series of veto letters and urging the Legislature … Continue reading

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U.S. House OKs bill that includes funding for public education through FY2017

Source: National School Boards Association The U.S. House of Representatives approved a consolidated appropriations bill (H.R. 244) to fund public education and other programs throughout the remainder of fiscal year 2017. The measure passed the House by a vote of … Continue reading

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Session Daily: Conferees agree to omnibus education finance proposal that defunds voluntary pre-K

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of debate over the best way to reduce the achievement gap through early learning opportunities, House and Senate conferees agreed on a proposal supporters say would provide increased funding for schools, but … Continue reading

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