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Minnesota Senate education committees unveiled

The Minnesota Senate recently announced its proposed committee assignments for the 2017 and 2018 legislative sessions. The Senate E-12 Finance Committee will be led by Sen. Carla Nelson (chair) and Sen. Eric Pratt (vice chair). The E-12 Finance Committee is … 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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First day of 2016 session — bills for education funding, special board elections introduced

Today was the beginning of the much-anticipated 2016 legislative session. The House released a number of pre-filed bills earlier this year and the Senate released 185 bills today. MSBA members have been gearing up for the session throughout February with … Continue reading

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MSBA honors top legislators

MSBA honored two legislators this week for their outstanding contributions to public education in the 2015 legislative session. Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) and Representative Mark Uglem (R- Champlin) were both presented with MSBA’s “Legislator of the Year” award. Hoffman and … Continue reading

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Education committee hears MDE report on Early Learning Scholarships

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee met Tuesday morning to hear presentations about Early Learning Scholarships. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) presented its report to the committee. Click here to view the report. The Early Learning Scholarship program, serving children … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Tell your senator to support basic education funding increase

MSBA’s highest legislative priority in 2015 is a $300 per year per pupil increase on the basic education funding formula. Sen. John Hoffman introduced an MSBA-sponsored bill (SF163) that reflects this priority. This bill is really important because it is the basic funding formula … Continue reading

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