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Sen. Franken praises effort to reduce unnecessary, redundant school testing

Source: Sen. Al Franken’s office U.S. Sen. Al Franken (Minnesota) today praised new efforts by the Obama Administration to reduce the number of unnecessary or redundant school tests in Minnesota and across the country. Sen. Franken, a member of the … Continue reading

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President Obama signs Every Student Succeeds Act

Yesterday in an historic milestone for local governance and Minnesota’s local school board members, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law. ESSA is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Sen. Franken delivers speech in support of new education law

Source: Office of Al Franken In a speech delivered Tuesday on the U.S. Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged his Senate colleagues to pass a reform to “No Child Left Behind,” which has governed K-12 education in our country … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken expresses concens over additional credentialing standards

U.S. Sen. Al Franken recently wrote a letter to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) regarding his concern regarding HLC’s intent to implement additional credentialing standards on high school faculty. Like most school officials, Sen. Franken wrote that he was particularly concerned with this … Continue reading

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MSBA’s Denise Dittrich: Student access to broadband “is as important as textbooks”

Denise Dittrich, MSBA Associate Director of Government, was quoted in a recent Duluth News Tribune story (written by Don Davis of Forum News Service). Dittrich attended a round table meeting Thursday — along with U.S. Sen. Al Franken and other … Continue reading

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Video: Watch Sen. Franken’s speech on NCLB

The U.S. Senate continues to debate the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind law. On Thursday, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken gave an eloquent floor speech about NCLB. Visit http://www.franken.senate.gov/files/video/150709FlrSpeech_ESEA.mp4 to view Sen. Franken’s speech. Or visit http://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=news&id=3193 for a … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken taking applications for female page for summer

U.S. Sen. Al Franken is appointing a female student to the Senate Page Program for the first Summer Session (from June 8 to June 26) in Washington, D.C. To be eligible for the program, the candidate must: Be a high school … Continue reading

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