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House Education Policy Committee to look at hourly school employee compensation bill

The Minnesota House Education Policy Committee is meeting remotely at 2:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) to discuss a bill (HF 4415) that would require school districts and charter schools to pay hourly employees for changes in school employment … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Health offers masking recommendations for schools

Have questions about masks? The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has answers on its Masking Recommendations for Child Care and Schools webpage. See MDH’s The Difference Between Alternative Masks and Surgical Masks for COVID-19 graphic for more information.

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House subcommittee meeting remotely today to discuss elections

The Minnesota House Subcommittee on Elections is meeting remotely at 9:45 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) for an informational hearing on a bill “authorizing the secretary of state to issue emergency orders related to the conduct of an election … Continue reading

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House Education Finance Division meeting remotely to discuss compensation for hourly employees

The Minnesota House Education Finance Division is meeting remotely at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 7, 2020) for an informational hearing on HF 4415 — a bill that would provide compensation for hourly employees required for school days cancelled due … Continue reading

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Webcast: Minnesota Senate COVID-19 Response Working Group to discuss budget today

The Minnesota Senate COVID-19 Response Working Group is meeting at 11:30 a.m. today (Monday, April 6, 2020) to discuss the state budget. The meeting will be webcast live at: https://www.facebook.com/MnSenate https://www.youtube.com/MnSenateMedia http://www.senate.mn/media Today’s meeting agenda includes: State Budget Outlook — … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz to deliver State of the State Address on Sunday

Governor Tim Walz will deliver his State of the State address at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2020. The address will be delivered live from the Governor’s Residence and can be viewed on YouTube. “COVID-19 presents an unprecedented hardship to … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senate working group to discuss COVID-19 response

The Minnesota Senate COVID-19 Response Working Group is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. today (Friday, April 3). The meeting will be webcast live at http://www.facebook.com/MnSenate. Secondary webcasts with captioning will be available at https://www.youtube.com/MnSenateMedia and https://www.senate.mn/media. Agenda (subject to … Continue reading

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Feedback sought for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking feedback on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act compliance assistance tools (see below). To share your comments on how the tools may be improved, go to https://ffcra.ideascale.com. The deadline to submit comments is April … Continue reading

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Minnesota of Department of Education provides Equity Lens Reflection resource

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently added an “Equity Lens Reflection and Exploration Tool for Learning” page on its website. Click here to access this resource. Also, MDE recently updated its “Distance Learning and Teaching Implementation Guidance,” which is … Continue reading

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MSBA releases Distance Learning Period Update resource

Minnesota public schools’ distance learning period begins today (Monday, March 30) and is scheduled to end on May 5. (May 1 and May 4 are staff planning days. Students are scheduled to return to schools on May 5.) School districts … Continue reading

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