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The following education-related bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature during the fourth week of the 2023 session. Each Friday, we will publish relevant bills that have been introduced during the week. MSBA hopes that school board members will monitor these bill introduction listings, as they provide updated information about…

H.F. 337-636 S.F. 287-490 The following education-related bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature during the third week of the 2023 session. Each Friday, we will publish relevant bills that have been introduced during the week. MSBA hopes that school board members will monitor these bill introduction listings, as they…

The following education-related bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature during the second week of the 2023 session. Each Friday, we will publish relevant bills that have been introduced during the week. MSBA hopes that school board members will monitor these bill introduction listings, as they provide updated information about…

The following education-related bills were introduced in the Minnesota Legislature during the first week of the 2023 session. Each Friday, we will publish relevant bills that have been introduced during the week. MSBA hopes that school board members will monitor these bill introduction listings, as they provide updated information about…

By the Minnesota Office of School Trust Lands The Minnesota Department of Education will distribute $38 million in spendable income from the Permanent School Fund (PSF) during the 2022-2023 school year to the state’s public school districts, academies and charter schools. Article XI, Section 8, of the Minnesota Constitution states…

Source: Minnesota Department of Education The Minnesota Department of Education is preparing for the next Grow Your Own (GYO) grant competition, which will likely be posted in early November, with applications due on January 13, 2023. Grant materials will be posted on MDE’s Competitive Grant Opportunities webpage. MDE recommends school officials…

Source: Clean Energy Resource Teams Established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2021, the Solar for Schools Grant Program is designed to stimulate the installation of solar energy systems on Minnesota public schools, while using the opportunity to incorporate renewable energy information into school curriculum. Schools within Xcel Energy Territory Schools within…

For most of the last month, federal legislators have spent their time working outside of Capitol Hill, many in home states and districts, as part of Congress’ annual August recess. Lawmakers are expected to return next week with a busy agenda in front of them. With the federal fiscal year…

Earlier in July, the United States Department of Education announced $68 million in grants to support students through Full-Service Community Schools programs. Key Highlights: 1. FY2022 Grant Competition Brief Overview (a brief summary of the FSCS program regulations and application requirements) 2. Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply (NIA): August…

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released a Notice Inviting Applications for the Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) grant program that provides academic support and strengthens connections among schools, parents and families, and their surrounding communities. This program aligns with the priorities and vision set forth by the Biden-Harris Administration and…

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