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MSBA releases Distance Learning Period Update resource

Minnesota public schools’ distance learning period begins today (Monday, March 30) and is scheduled to end on May 5. (May 1 and May 4 are staff planning days. Students are scheduled to return to schools on May 5.) School districts … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education updates distance learning guide

The Minnesota Department of Education has recently updated its Minnesota Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance document on its COVID-19 webpage. MDE’s COVID-19 webpage also includes an updated School Closure Guidance for Minnesota Public School Districts and Charter Schools guide, … Continue reading

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MSBA updates School Board Meeting Guide, MDE releases Distance Learning Guide

On March 25, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-19, which authorizes and directs the Minnesota Commissioner of Education to implement a distance learning period for public schools from March 30, 2020, through May 4, 2020. (Distance learning for … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education, MSBA update COVID-19 school guidance documents

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) recently updated its “School Closure Guidance for Public School Districts and Charter Schools” document. Click here to access the new School Closure Guidance document. This document is also available on MDE’s COVID-19 page, which … Continue reading

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House committee will discuss MSBA-supported special education paperwork reduction bills today

The House Education Policy Committee is scheduled to hear special education paperwork reduction bills put forward by MSBA and New Ulm Public Schools 10 a.m. today (Monday, February 25). The meeting will be held at the State Office Building (Room … Continue reading

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MSBA to present at two education committees this week

The MSBA Government Relations staff is scheduled to share our association’s Legislative Agenda with two state education committees this week. On Wednesday, MSBA will present at the House Education Policy Committee (2:30 p.m.) and the Senate E-12 Finance and Policy … Continue reading

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USDA publishes final rule for school meals

On December 6, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue empowered local schools with additional options to serve healthy and appealing meals. A final rule on school meal flexibilities, to be published later this month in the Federal Register, increases local flexibility … Continue reading

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