Category Archives: funding

School Finance Working Group compiles list of preliminary recommendations

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group is picking up the pace as it approaches finalizing their recommendations. The recommendations the group presented at its August 20 meeting include: Special Education: Reduce the special education funding cross-subsidy Simplify … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group discusses property tax equalization, basic formula

The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group met August 13 to dig deeper into two key financial pressure points in education funding: property tax equalization and the basic formula. As the School Finance Working Group gets closer to finalizing their recommendations, … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group discusses inequities, funding streams

Highlights from the School Finance Working Group meeting held Thursday, July 16, included a message from Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, a look at funding streams that vary across school districts, an update on draft options for … Continue reading

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Senate committee discussing education finance, policy today

The Minnesota Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee is meeting remotely at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 15, 2020) to review and discuss the SC7474-2 document — a bill draft “relating to education finance and policy; providing for school closures … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group discusses current funding system, trends during inaugural meeting

The School Finance Working Group held its first meeting Saturday, September 21, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Roseville. After introductions and establishing expectations, the working group discussed its broader charge — to generate a proposal focused on … Continue reading

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Federal Update: Consolidated funding bill signed

President Donald Trump recently signed the fiscal year 2019 consolidated appropriations bill into law, thereby providing funding for all government operations through the end of this fiscal year (September 30, 2019). While funding for the U.S. Departments of Education, Health … Continue reading

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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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