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State assessment working group releases recommendations

Source: Minnesota Department of Education A variety of groups and organizations advise the Minnesota Assessment System — including the Future Assessment Design Working Group. The Future Assessment Design Working Group met from January 2017 through October 2017 to discuss the … Continue reading

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Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits … Continue reading

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Broadband task force observes benefits of high-speed access during Rock County tour

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband took a field trip Wednesday, June 28, to witness the positive impact high-speed Internet access is having on Rock County. Denise Dittrich represents MSBA members on the Task Force. Several communities within rural Rock … Continue reading

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State Legislative Auditor releases findings, recommendations for standardized student testing

The Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor released its evaluation report Monday regarding standardized student testing. “We look forward to a deeper dive into the report in the education committees in the next few weeks,” said Denise Dittrich, MSBA’s Associate … Continue reading

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MSBA reacts to Gov. Dayton’s education budget proposals

Gov. Mark Dayton today released his education budget proposals, which includes increases in the General Education Basic Formula by 2 percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional 2 percent in fiscal year 2019. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/GovBudgetSpreadsheet-1-24-2017.pdf for a spreadsheet of … Continue reading

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House committee leaders, MSBA respond to U.S. Education Department’s withdrawal of proposed K-12 regulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN) Wednesday issued the following joint statement after the U.S. Department of Education withdrew its proposed … Continue reading

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Task force calls for full funding for Telecommunications Access Equity Aid

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband recently released its 2016 Annual Report. MSBA’s Denise Dittrich is a member of the Governor’s Task Force. “I am pleased to present the 2016 report, which includes the recommendation to fully fund the Telecommunications … Continue reading

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