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RSVP today for a stop on the MSBA Advocacy Tour

Save a date in September for a stop on the 2016 MSBA Statewide Advocacy Tour. The Advocacy Tour has 14 scheduled stops, starting Thursday, September 8, in North Mankato and Rochester — and concluding Thursday, September 22 in Cloquet and Walker. … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own grants available for school districts via the Teacher Shortage Act

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) opened up applications Thursday for the Grow Your Own Grant Opportunity. The Grow Your Own Grant is part of the MSBA-initiated Teacher Shortage Act. Per MDE: Funding is available to … Continue reading

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MSBA’s Teacher Shortage Act gets a lot of attention in conference committee

With less than 24 hours until the legislative session deadline, the Supplemental Budget Conference Committee unveiled its proposed education agreement late Saturday night. Voluntary pre-K, “Support Our Students” (counselors) and non-metro equity increases are the big winners. MSBA’s Teacher Shortage Act … Continue reading

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WATCH: MSBA Executive Director asks members to advocate for funding, teacher shortage solutions

In a video released May 10, MSBA Executive Director Kirk Schneidawind called on school board members and superintendents to advocate for their students on two important issues: the general education funding formula and the Teacher Shortage Act. Visit https://youtu.be/yqouhPmCEBc or click on … Continue reading

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Video: Sen. Wiger addresses teacher shortage “crisis”

Source: Minnesota Senate Media Services YouTube channel Sen. Chuck Wiger, chair of the Senate Education Committee, addressed Minnesota’s teacher shortage “crisis” during an interview posted Monday with Minnesota Senate Media Services. Please see https://youtu.be/uskrwEKmNv4 to access this interview.  

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Session Daily: Multiple bills seek to address teacher shortages, diversity issues

Source: Session Daily Increasing teacher recruitment and retention, especially for teachers of color, has been a priority for many lawmakers this session, as educators and advocates from across the state have testified to shortages of qualified teachers. Multiple measures seeking … Continue reading

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Session Snapshot: Omnibus education policy bills in the works

Session Snapshot Week 4: March 28-April 1 A GLANCE AT THE WEEK Today is the first bill deadline of the 2016 legislative session. All policy bills must have had a hearing in their body of origin by the end of … Continue reading

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