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Don’t let education get lost in the political shuffle — stand up for public schools

Tuesday, March 1, is Super Tuesday in Minnesota. Caucuses will be held throughout the state. Minnesota is one of a handful of states that prefers the caucus process to a “primary.” A caucus is an opportunity to place a primary … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Committee rolls out Senate Education Omnibus Policy Bill

Senate Education Committee Chair Sen. Chuck Wiger unveiled the Senate Education Policy Omnibus Bill (SF 1495) Wednesday. (Click here to view the delete-all amendment to SF 1495). The bill has similar themes as the House Omnibus Education Innovation Policy Bill (HF … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Teacher licensure debate moves to Senate committee

The Senate Education Committee heard two bills related to teacher licensure Thursday before a packed house of testifiers. Both bills — Sen. Terri Bonoff’s SF 97 and Sen. Eric Pratt’s HF 2 (co-authored in the House by Rep. Jenifer Loon) … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Committees examine bills relative to assessments, out-of-state licensure, board elections

In the House … In Tuesday’s House Education Innovation Policy Committee, Rep. Peggy Bennett presented HF 1392. This bill proposes to change the statewide system of assessments and high school graduation requirements by requiring computer-adaptive reading and math tests in … Continue reading

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Session Daily: House passes teacher tenure, licensure reform bill that targets teacher quality

Source: Session Daily By Hank Long, Session Daily Reform to teacher tenure-based layoff policies and streamlining of licensing for out-of-state educators have become contentious topics among legislators and a wide range of K-12 advocates in recent weeks, as House Republicans … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — House Education Policy Committee looks at teacher licensure bill, LIFO

Rep. Jenifer Loon’s teacher licensure bill (HF2) sparked a lengthy discussion Thursday in the House Education Innovation Policy Committee. Loon originally introduced the bill to this committee on Tuesday. Click here for related story. Loon’s proposal would clarify a number … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Education committees explore teacher licensure, free school breakfast

In the House … The House Education Innovation Policy Committee began a discussion Tuesday on a teacher licensure bill (HF2) introduced by Rep. Jenifer Loon (Eden Prairie). This proposal aims to streamline the licensure process for out-of-state educators and encourage reciprocity, … Continue reading

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