Category Archives: MSBA

Minnesota Department of Education, MSBA update COVID-19 school guidance documents

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently updated its “School Closure Guidance for Public School Districts and Charter Schools” document. Click here to access the new School Closure Guidance document. This document is also available on MDE’s COVID-19 page, which … Continue reading

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MSBA names recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award

The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) recently announced the recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award. This year’s honorees are Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley), Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton), Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul), … Continue reading

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MSBA Delegate Assembly OKs new round of legislative resolutions

The 2016 MSBA Delegate Assembly approved 16 new legislative resolutions Saturday, December 3, in Minneapolis. These new legislative resolutions will be added to MSBA’s Legislative Policies and help form MSBA’s platform for the 2017 legislative session and beyond. More than … Continue reading

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MSBA expresses concerns to U.S. Department of Education over proposed ESSA accountability regulations

On July 29, MSBA filed public comment via a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” implementing provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) related to accountability and state plans. MSBA’s primary concern … Continue reading

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WATCH: MSBA’s Kirk Schneidawind advocates for broadband access

MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind spoke in favor of affordable broadband access for all Minnesota school districts during a press conference Wednesday morning at the Minnesota Senate Building. Play the video below to listen to Schneidawind’s remarks. MSBA is part … Continue reading

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Listen: MSBA Conference Call — April 18, 2016

A recording of the April 18 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher, Denise Dittrich and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: the … Continue reading

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Session Snapshot

Week 6 April 11-15 A Glance at the Week The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill was released on Wednesday with an increase in education target. Amendments were heard on Thursday. Minnesota Department of Education held the second of several Every … Continue reading

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