Tag Archives: Sen. Susan Kent

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 — Teacher licensure debate moves to Senate committee

The Senate Education Committee heard two bills related to teacher licensure Thursday before a packed house of testifiers. Both bills — Sen. Terri Bonoff’s SF 97 and Sen. Eric Pratt’s HF 2 (co-authored in the House by Rep. Jenifer Loon) … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Universal preschool bills stalls in House committee

In the House … The House Education Policy Innovation Committee had a very full agenda Tuesday that brought the committee back after dinner to finish up work. The committee concluded the discussion on the universal all-day preschool for four-year-olds proposal … 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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MSBA at the Capitol — Governor’s budget comes up short on formula increase, funding for teacher evaluation and school facility needs

In the House — Education Finance Committee One day after the Gov. Mark Dayton’s education budget was presented in the House Education Finance Committee, education organizations had an opportunity Thursday to respond to the governor’s proposals. We think it is … Continue reading

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