Tag Archives: Sen. Terri Bonoff

Senate Education Committee OKs Teacher Shortage Act bill

  During a press conference on Monday, Sen. Chuck Wiger said addressing Minnesota’s teacher shortage crisis would be the “No. 1 priority” for Senate DFLers. On Tuesday, Sen. Wiger and his colleagues — from both parties — in the Senate … 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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Education committee hears MDE report on Early Learning Scholarships

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee met Tuesday morning to hear presentations about Early Learning Scholarships. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) presented its report to the committee. Click here to view the report. The Early Learning Scholarship program, serving children … Continue reading

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MSBA Executive Director to testify today at credentialing hearing

MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind is scheduled to testify on behalf of public school boards TODAY at a Joint Higher Education Committee hearing concerning the Higher Learning Commission’s intent to implement additional credentialing standards on high school faculty. The hearing … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — MSBA provision on addressing teacher shortages included in House Higher Ed bill

The House passed its Omnibus Higher Education Bill (HF 845) Monday. The bill is authored by Rep. Bud Nornes, chair of the House Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee. MSBA is very pleased to see this bill contains one provision we … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Bill would fix funding inequity for teacher alternative compensation aid

MSBA supported a bill heard Thursday in the Senate Education Committee that would equalize and expand the alternative teacher compensation program for all school districts. The committee approved SF 1124 (sponsored by Sen. LeRoy Stumpf), which was laid over for … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Committee OKs Senate Omnibus Education Policy Bill, excludes LIFO provision

Compared to the House Education Innovation Policy Committee, the Senate Education Committee took longer, entertained more amendments and made more changes in the last hours of their omnibus education policy bill (SF 1495) on Friday — all under a threat by … 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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Session Daily: House passes teacher tenure, licensure reform bill that targets teacher quality

Source: Session Daily By Hank Long, Session Daily Reform to teacher tenure-based layoff policies and streamlining of licensing for out-of-state educators have become contentious topics among legislators and a wide range of K-12 advocates in recent weeks, as House Republicans … Continue reading

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