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Gov. Walz orders flags at half-staff on July 19 for Minnesotans who died from COVID-19

Governor Tim Walz has directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, July 19, 2020. He has directed flags to fly at half staff on the 19th … Continue reading

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Minnesota Department of Education updates distance learning guide

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) updated its Distance Teaching and Learning Implementation Guidance on May 5, 2020. This updated guidance is available on the MDE COVID-19 Updates webpage, the MSBA homepage and the MSBA COVID-19 webpage. Here is what’s … Continue reading

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Broadband grant application period opens July 3

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Office of Broadband Development, will be soliciting proposals from qualified organizations for Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Development Grants. The grant application period … 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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MSBA Legislative Action Alert: Urge legislators to support technology funding

MSBA Legislative Action Alert Technology Funding Wednesday, May 11, 2016 This is the time for your voice to be heard. The Senate Education Omnibus bill contained $10 per student for the Generation Connect Aid program. The House included $7 million … 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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Senate committee considers prekindergarten program, one-time technology aid

Sen. Katie Sieben brought forward a school-based, voluntary, four-year-old prekindergarten program bill designed to prepare students for kindergarten. Sen. Sieben presented the bill (SF 3095) during the Senate Finance Committee’s E-12 Budget Division meeting held Wednesday. MSBA and other education … 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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House Republicans add $8 million for broadband after complaints from rural Minnesotans

Source: Worthington Daily Globe ST. PAUL — A week of intense criticism about lack of broadband funding in a House funding bill ended Friday with $8 million being set aside for high-speed Internet development. Click here for related story (“Broadband … Continue reading

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MSBA at the Capitol — House committee fails on broadband funding

During the 2014 MSBA Delegate Assembly, Delegates overwhelmingly passed a resolution to support the Border-to-Border Broadband effort in our state. High-speed broadband service in every home in Minnesota allows teachers to extend learning beyond the classroom and expands learning for … Continue reading

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