Tag Archives: Sen. Alice Johnson

MSBA at the Capitol — Senate OKs omnibus education bills; education committee conferees named

On Wednesday, the Senate spent more that six hours debating the omnibus education funding and policy bills. The Senate Education Finance Omnibus bill (SF 811 — authored by Sen. Chuck Wiger) took the major part of the floor session. Amendments … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — School advocates, officials are loud and clear: We want more funding

The Senate Education Committee and the House Education Finance Committee both heard public testimony Wednesday regarding their respective omnibus education finance bills. During both hearings, public school officials and advocates were unanimous on one issue: the general education funding formula … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Education committees explore teacher licensure, free school breakfast

In the House … The House Education Innovation Policy Committee began a discussion Tuesday on a teacher licensure bill (HF2) introduced by Rep. Jenifer Loon (Eden Prairie). This proposal aims to streamline the licensure process for out-of-state educators and encourage reciprocity, … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Senate DFL leaders highlight education priorities

In the Senate Senate E-12 Education Committee Chairman Chuck Wiger and other DFL senators talked to the press Wednesday about their education agenda for 2015. They highlighted seven education investment priorities: Technology funding to meet the needs of every classroom in … Continue reading

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