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MDE brings in special assistant for equitable access and teacher workforce issues

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently announced that Elia Bruggeman has rejoined the Department as a special assistant to Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. Bruggeman will focus exclusively on equitable access and teacher workforce issues. … Continue reading

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“Capitol Report” returns with look at state’s changing demographics

Source: Senate Media Service Senate Media Services’ “Capitol Report” program returns to PBS stations this weekend. The program has been in hiatus for two years following the closing of the State Capitol studio. Thanks to the Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA) … Continue reading

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Minnesota expands access to ACT to more than 17,000 additional students

Source: Minnesota Department of Education According to data released today, approximately 100 percent of Minnesota’s high school graduating class of 2016 took the ACT college entrance exam as an 11th or 12th grader. In total, 64,145 students—an increase of 17,283 … Continue reading

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Senate committee examines full-service community schools, equity, increased funding, concurrent enrollment

The first deadline of this 2016 legislative session was last Friday. All policy bills needed to have a hearing in their house of origin in order to be considered for advancement. With the policy bills completed, we now move toward … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education measures funding gap between highest and lowest revenue districts

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently released its annual General Education Revenue Disparity Report (as required by M.S. 127A.51). The annual report estimates the general education revenue funding disparity between school districts at the highest and lowest level of … Continue reading

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School board members seek equality in funding across the state

School board members at this month’s 2014 MSBA Delegate Assembly overwhelmingly voted to increase equalization for districts receiving less than the state average in total general education funding per pupil by making voter-approved school referendum revenue more affordable in low property … Continue reading

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School boards members urge legislators to increase compensatory aid along with additional flexibility in how revenue is used

During the MSBA Delegate Assembly on Saturday, December 6, school board members from across the state strongly supported creating a base level of funding for every student that qualifies for free and reduced lunch. The delegation supported a base of $1,700 … Continue reading

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