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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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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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Listen: MSBA Conference Call — April 11, 2016

A recording of the April 11 edition of the “Monday Morning Coffee with the Government Relations Team” conference call is now available via the audio player below. During this conference call, MSBA’s Grace Keliher and Kimberley Dunn Lewis discussed: a bill that … Continue reading

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MSBA Session Snapshot: Week 5

  Session Snapshot Week 5: April 4-8 A GLANCE AT THE WEEK General Education Formula Increase Sen. Hoffman introduces a bill for 1% added to General Education Formula Elections Action Alert – School Board Vacancy bill stalled in House The … 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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Teacher Shortage Act bill moving quickly through the Legislature

HF 3132 passes in House Education Innovation Policy today; moves to House Education Finance Committee Wednesday MSBA’s Teacher Shortage Act was heard in the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee this morning. Chair Sondra Erickson, chief author of House File (HF … Continue reading

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Teacher shortage video features MSBA’s Denise Dittrich, Osseo Area’s Kate Maguire

Source: Minnesota Senate Media Services YouTube channel Minnesota Senate Media Services released a Session Update video Tuesday, “Addressing the Shortage of Teachers.” Visit https://youtu.be/qcAICbTYzmY to view this video. The video includes some highlights from Tuesday’s Senate Education Committee meeting concerning … Continue reading

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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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