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Register for one of MDE’s ESSA meetings; give input on state plan via online survey

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is hitting the road this month for a series of meetings to share the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state plan draft with stakeholders. Meetings are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for … Continue reading

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MSBA names recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award

The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) recently announced the recipients for its Outstanding Legislator of 2017 award. This year’s honorees are Sen. Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley), Rep. Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton), Rep. Jenifer Loon (R-Eden Prairie), Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul), … Continue reading

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Student Discipline Working Group presents findings to House education committee

The Student Discipline Working Group presented their report and recommendations to the House Education Innovation Policy Committee Thursday morning. In their Report to the Legislature, the group had recommendations for three key entities — the Minnesota State Legislature, the Minnesota … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken addressed MSBA Board ahead of education secretary vote

Sen. Al Franken talked with some members of the MSBA Board of Directors Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just moments before he cast his vote against Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary. The U.S. Senate Committee on … Continue reading

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MSBA releases statement on special education costs

On Tuesday, the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee reviewed statewide averages associated with special education costs as well as recommendations for funding adjustments. Over the previous year, costs have risen on average from 2.69 to 3.7 percent depending on … Continue reading

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MSBA reacts to Gov. Dayton’s education budget proposals

Gov. Mark Dayton today released his education budget proposals, which includes increases in the General Education Basic Formula by 2 percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional 2 percent in fiscal year 2019. See http://www.mnmsba.org/Portals/0/GovBudgetSpreadsheet-1-24-2017.pdf for a spreadsheet of … Continue reading

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2017 legislative session starts today; follow MSBA Advocate, Twitter for updates

The Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate both convene at noon today for the beginning of the 2017 legislative session. Stay involved and be an advocate for students by following The MSBA Advocate. Subscribe to The MSBA Advocate via … Continue reading

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