Tag Archives: COVID-19

Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff on July 19 for Minnesotans who died from COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, July 19, 2020. He has directed flags to fly at half staff on the 19th … Continue reading

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Governor Walz orders flags at half-staff on June 19 in honor of Minnesota’s COVID-19 victims

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, June 19, 2020. He has directed flags to fly at half staff on the 19th … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Education Committee plans hearing about returning to school

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee plans to hold a “COVID-19: Going Back to School Safely” hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 10. The hearing follows a similar discussion with postsecondary leaders this week, which featured testimony … Continue reading

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MSBA issues updated guidance for school board meetings

The transition from Minnesota’s stay-at-home directive to the current stay safe environment may lead some school boards to alter their board meeting approach. It is important to keep in mind that the peacetime state of emergency and pandemic declaration remain … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education updates Summer Programming Guidance

The Minnesota Department of Education updated its Minnesota Summer Programming Guidance for Schools. Here’s what’s new in the May 26 version: Under Summer Learning Overview (Page 5): The purpose of this guidance is to ensure equitable programming for all students. … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz joins states across U.S. in ordering flags at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims

In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Trump, Governor Tim Walz today directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff, effective immediately, until sunset on Sunday, May 24, 2020, to remember, mourn, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Health updates social distancing guidance for K-12 schools, student programs

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently updated its Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth and Student Programs document. According to MDH: This guidance document outlines the practical application of prevention strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in youth … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff on the 19th of every month in honor of Minnesotans who have died from COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and on the 19th of every month through 2020 to remember, mourn, … Continue reading

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Education committees meeting this week to discuss School Trust Lands, pay for hourly employees, child care, vaping

All four of the Minnesota Legislature’s education committees are scheduled to hold remote hearings this week. The House Education Finance Division will meet 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2020, to discuss HF 4415 — a bill that would provide compensation … 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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