Tag Archives: Education

Omnibus budget bill conference committee to discuss education provisions

The conference committee of the omnibus supplemental budget bill (SF 3656) is scheduled to discuss education provisions at noon today (Tuesday, May 15) at the State Capitol Building (Room 120). The Senate conferees are: Sen. Julie Rosen Sen. Michelle Benson Sen. … Continue reading

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Conference committee adopts numerous E-12 provisions

The Conference Committee on HF 2749 (Omnibus Supplemental Finance Bill) met Sunday evening and adopted many E-12 provisions. Here is a list of provisions adopted so far (as negotiations will continue): Provisions MSBA supported: Teacher Licensure — Creation of a task force … Continue reading

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Senate Education Committee to discuss overlap for child services

The Minnesota Education Committee is holding a joint meeting with the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing Committee and the Health and Human Services Budget Division of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, February 23, to discuss the  overlap of services … Continue reading

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What is special about this Special Session? The 2015 Education Finance Omnibus bill “got better.”

The 2015 Legislative Special Session has ended, the work is finished. The revised bills that were previously vetoed are now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature.  He is expected to sign them today. To summarize the session, we have … Continue reading

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Education Conference Committee Reports moves through the House and the Senate. Next stop is the Governor’s desk.

Education Conference Committee Report moves through the House and the Senate.  Next stop is the  Governor’s desk. After a 3 hour discussion on the E-12 Education Funding and Policy Conference Committee Report, finally at 4:00am Monday morning, House approved the … Continue reading

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Life to the Max TV show to feature NSBA Conference, Montel Williams and inspring story about education

Mike Max visits the National School Boards Association for their conference about public education, and sits down with Montel Williams for an inspiring story about education. This “Life to the Max” TV show episode is scheduled to air 11:05 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday on … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Dayton’s inaugural address has good news, bad news for education

Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Gov. Mark Dayton was sworn in and delivered his Inaugural Address on Monday, January 5, 2015. Let’s start with the good news. In his four-page speech he referenced education … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House GOP bill would give districts more flexibility with teacher retentions/cuts

Source: Session Daily Pledging to “bring some balance back to St. Paul,” House Republican leaders unveiled their first five bills of 2015 on Thursday. The initial volley of legislation puts an emphasis on Greater Minnesota issues ranging from rural employment … Continue reading

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Each Minnesota K-12 Student has a Trust Fund

The Department of Education released the March endowment payment which gets distributed twice a year to every student enrolled in a public school in the State of Minnesota. This revenue is generated from 2.5 million acres of land, which was … Continue reading

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New program will measure employment outcomes for graduates

High school students need good information to form good decisions toward their postsecondary and career options. A new program called the Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) will help high school students with those decisions. Minnesota is among 29 states participating … Continue reading

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