Tag Archives: Sen. Katie Sieben

Senate committee considers prekindergarten program, one-time technology aid

Sen. Katie Sieben brought forward a school-based, voluntary, four-year-old prekindergarten program bill designed to prepare students for kindergarten. Sen. Sieben presented the bill (SF 3095) during the Senate Finance Committee’s E-12 Budget Division meeting held Wednesday. MSBA and other education … Continue reading

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Session Snapshot: Commissioner Cassellius provides update on World’s Best Workforce, Every Student Succeeds Act

March 11, 2016 – Week 1 Spring is in the air and everyone is down to business at the Capitol. Here is a snapshot from the first week of the legislative session that officially started at noon on Tuesday. Every … Continue reading

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First day of 2016 session — bills for education funding, special board elections introduced

Today was the beginning of the much-anticipated 2016 legislative session. The House released a number of pre-filed bills earlier this year and the Senate released 185 bills today. MSBA members have been gearing up for the session throughout February with … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Three election bills would be game changers

Three bills that MSBA provided testimony in opposition to were heard as informational bills Thursday in the Senate Subcommittee on Elections. The first bill was SF 1394 (authored by Sen. Jim Carlson), which would move Minnesota primary date from August … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Committees examine bills relative to assessments, out-of-state licensure, board elections

In the House … In Tuesday’s House Education Innovation Policy Committee, Rep. Peggy Bennett presented HF 1392. This bill proposes to change the statewide system of assessments and high school graduation requirements by requiring computer-adaptive reading and math tests in … Continue reading

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