Tag Archives: Kirk Schneidawind

Cost for dual-credit programs to fall on shoulders of school districts

The Minnesota State Board of Trustees met Wednesday, November 16, to hear an update that 76 percent of all instructors who teach dual-course classes in high school do not meet requirements to have a master’s degree or qualifying credits in … Continue reading

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Teachers Retirement Association Board OKs legislative proposal despite concerns from MSBA

The Teachers Retirement Association (TRA) Board of Trustees approved a legislative proposal Wednesday, November 16, that would lower the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for retired teachers from 2 percent to 1 percent for 10 years and 1.5 percent thereafter. The … Continue reading

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MSBA Session Snapshot: Thank you for your response to Action Alerts

A glance at Week 10 of the Legislative Session: May 9-13 The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Topic Sessions conducted by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) are winding down. Wednesday’s topic was Social-Emotional Learning, School Climate, and Healthy Learning Environments. *** MSBA issued … Continue reading

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WATCH: MSBA Executive Director asks members to advocate for funding, teacher shortage solutions

In a video released May 10, MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind called on school board members and superintendents to advocate for their students on two important issues: the general education funding formula and the Teacher Shortage Act. Visit https://youtu.be/yqouhPmCEBc or click on … Continue reading

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Listen: MSBA Conference Call — May 2, 2016

A recording of the May 2 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher, Denise Dittrich and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: that … Continue reading

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MSBA Session Snapshot: House and Senate omnibus education bills pass; MSBA executive director pushes for broadband access

A glance at Week 8 of the Legislative Session: April 25-29 Action Alert: Ask legislative leaders to renegotiate their budgets to provide at least $45 million of the $900 million state budget surplus to the general education funding formula WATCH: … Continue reading

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WATCH: MSBA’s Kirk Schneidawind advocates for broadband access

MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind spoke in favor of affordable broadband access for all Minnesota school districts during a press conference Wednesday morning at the Minnesota Senate Building. Play the video below to listen to Schneidawind’s remarks. MSBA is part … Continue reading

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