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Senate committee discussing education finance, policy today

The Minnesota Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee is meeting remotely at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 15, 2020) to review and discuss the SC7474-2 document — a bill draft “relating to education finance and policy; providing for school closures … Continue reading

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Sen. Franken addressed MSBA Board ahead of education secretary vote

Sen. Al Franken talked with some members of the MSBA Board of Directors Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just moments before he cast his vote against Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. education secretary. The U.S. Senate Committee on … Continue reading

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Session Snapshot: March 3, 2016

Today is the first of MSBA’s weekly session recaps. We will be sharing notes from the week’s committee and floor sessions, as well as bill introductions. *** Monday’s Senate Education Committee heard testimony from more than 25 associations and groups … Continue reading

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Watch: Senate Education Committee to discuss World’s Best Workforce

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee is meeting at 10 a.m. today (in Room 110 of the Minnesota Senate Building) to discuss the World’s Best Workforce. Visit the Senate Media Services website at http://www.senate.mn/media at 10 a.m. to view this meeting … Continue reading

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Senate committee to look at aligning E-12 education with postsecondary education, workforce opportunities

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee is holding a joint meeting Tuesday, February 9, with the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee to examine aligning E-12 education with postsecondary education and workforce opportunities. Official agenda: Various education, higher education and … Continue reading

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Minnesota Senate Education Committee to hear Early Learning Scholarship report

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee will meet 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 2, to hear a presentation of the Early Learning Scholarship report as described in statute 124D.165 from the Minnesota Department of Education. This meeting will be held in Room 1100 … Continue reading

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Senate Education Committee meeting Tuesday to examine state’s achievement gap

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee is meeting 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, to discuss the achievement gap in Minnesota. Also, the committee (chaired by Sen. Charles Wiger) will hear the Minnesota Department of Education’s 2015 Multiple Measurement Ratings (MMR) report and … 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 — School officials testify in favor of flexible learning year programs

The Senate Education Committee heard 11 bills and 20 testifiers — concerning school calendars and schedules — during Wednesday’s two-hour meeting. The school-start date bills discussed during the hearing that ranged from: Allowing schools to start before Labor Day. Allowing schools … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — Licensure bill introduced; school leaders report teacher-supply challenges

In the Senate The Senate E-12 Education Committee heard its first teacher licensure bill of the session Thursday. Authored by Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, SF298 would allow a person teaching under a temporary license for two consecutive years — who does not attain … Continue reading

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