Tag Archives: Sen. Vicki Jensen

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 — 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 — MSBA bill would establish teacher loan forgiveness program

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee heard 12 bills Tuesday ranging from concurrent enrollment to transportation to teaching programs to data on homeless students. MSBA’s proposal to establish a teacher loan forgiveness program (HF 1170, authored by Rep. Peggy Bennett) … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — House Education Policy Committee looks at teacher licensure bill, LIFO

Rep. Jenifer Loon’s teacher licensure bill (HF2) sparked a lengthy discussion Thursday in the House Education Innovation Policy Committee. Loon originally introduced the bill to this committee on Tuesday. Click here for related story. Loon’s proposal would clarify a number … Continue reading

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