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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

  January 10, 2020 Congressional Update  Congress Preparing for Busy Work Period On Monday, Congress returned to Washington for the first full week of the second session of the 116thCongress. The Senate and House education committees did not hold any … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

January 3, 2020 Congressional Update  Senate and House Set to Begin Second Session of the 116thCongress The Senate officially opened the second session of the 116thCongress today and the House is scheduled to reconvene next week. The opening days of the … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

December 20, 2019 Congressional Update Congress Approves Final U.S. Department of Education Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 With only days remaining on the 2019 legislative calendar, congressional leaders and the White House finalized work on a massive omnibus spending bill … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group Update

The Austin Public Schools and Richfield Public Schools teams provided case studies of how English Learners (EL) funding works in their school district to the School Finance Working Group Thursday, December 12, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Austin … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

December 13, 2019 Congressional Update House and Senate Leaders Announce Funding Deal “In Principle” With only a handful of days remaining before temporary funding for the U.S. Department of Education and other federal agencies expires, House and Senate appropriations committee … Continue reading

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Federal Advocacy & Weekly Policy Update

  December 6, 2019 Congressional Update  Congress Continuing FY20 Appropriations Negotiations With only 14 days remaining before stopgap funding for the Department of Education and other federal agencies expires, Congress appears to be no closer to resolving a standoff over … Continue reading

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School Finance Working Group Meeting Update

On Thursday, November 21, the School Finance Working Group met at the Minnesota Department of Education. The St. Paul Public Schools special education team provided an overview of how special education in general is funded in Minnesota with a case … Continue reading

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