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Tax reform update: U.S. Senate passes legislation paving way for conference committee

The U.S. Senate passed its version of H.R. 1, the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), by a 51-49 vote early Saturday morning. MSBA has concerns lawmakers are creating a potential tax structure that offers tax breaks and benefits … Continue reading

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Minnesota Supreme Court to hear data practices case

Oral argument for the data practices case, Webster v. Hennepin County, will be heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 31. The argument will be livestreamed from the Supreme Court’s website at http://www.mncourts.gov/SupremeCourt.aspx.  MSBA joined the … Continue reading

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Legislative commission to discuss Student Data Privacy Act

The Legislative Commission on Data Practices is scheduled to examine the Student Data Privacy Act at 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, at the State Office Building (Room 200) in St. Paul. This meeting is scheduled to be broadcast by the … Continue reading

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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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