Tag Archives: equity

School Finance Working Group discusses current funding system, trends during inaugural meeting

The School Finance Working Group held its first meeting Saturday, September 21, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Roseville. After introductions and establishing expectations, the working group discussed its broader charge — to generate a proposal focused on … Continue reading

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School safety and equity Twitter chat set for Thursday, June 21

Join the National School Boards Association and the School Superintendents Association for a “School Safety and Equity” Twitter chat scheduled for 6 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 21. To participate, come to NSBA’s Twitter page at https://twitter.com/NSBAComm Thursday, June 21, from 6 … Continue reading

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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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