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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

Congressional Update – September 17, 2019 Congress Nears New Fiscal Year Without Budget in Place The beginning of the next fiscal year is only two weeks away, but Congress has not completed work on the annual spending bills that fund … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy Weekly Update

Congressional Update IDEA Full Funding Bills May Appear on House Agenda Later this Year Congress is on an extended recess until September 9, but looking ahead to the fall, we expect the House Education and Labor Committee to shine a … Continue reading

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MSBA Participates in Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan’s Roundtable on Child Centered Government

This morning Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) participated in a small roundtable discussion with other early education and childcare stakeholders to discuss how working together to invest in Minnesota’s youngest students can increase equity and bridge the opportunity gap for … Continue reading

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Federal Administrative Weekly Update

Department of Education Invites Special Ed Grant Applications This week, the Department of Education published the following notices about discretionary grants managed by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: “Applications for New Awards: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Policy Weekly Update

Congressional Update:  While Congress has adjourned for August recess there are still a few items of interest. Democratic Senators Express Concern about New Tax Forms Impact on Student Aid Applications Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Doug Jones (D-AL), … Continue reading

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Walz, Flanagan Announce $2.5 Million Grant to Provide Proven Drug and Alcohol Reduction Curriculum in Schools

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced that the State of Minnesota was awarded a $2.5 million grant to implement a groundbreaking, evidence-based social-emotional learning curriculum in middle schools across the state. The … Continue reading

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Federal Update: Notable New K-12 Legislation

  H.R.4108To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to support early college high schools and dual or concurrent enrollment programs. Sponsor:Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] H.R.4107To authorize funding for section 619 and part C of the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading

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