2015 Advocacy Institute

MSBA, Parents United and other education organizations are planning a press conference for Monday, May 4, to highlight the urgent need for the Legislature to fund our schools at a level where there is enough money on the per pupil formula to protect current programming — and still make investments…

It is time to Stand Up For Minnesota Public Schools! This past week at the Capitol brought budget targets from the House and Senate. Click here to view a spreadsheet featuring a comparison of these general fund targets. (Note: The spreadsheet was developed by nonpartisan Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis…

Source: Session Daily By Hank Long, Session Daily Reform to teacher tenure-based layoff policies and streamlining of licensing for out-of-state educators have become contentious topics among legislators and a wide range of K-12 advocates in recent weeks, as House Republicans have included those proposals in a bill they have cited…

The House Ways and Means Committee approved an amended version of Rep. Jenifer Loon’s teacher licensure bill (HF 2) on Monday. The bill will now be re-referred to the General Register for a vote before the full House of Representatives. The bill was originally scheduled for a full House vote…

The House Education Innovation Policy Committee reviewed bills Tuesday that would expand education tax credits and tax deductions for prekindergarten and K-12 expenses. They are (with bill authors and bill descriptions in parentheses): HF 72 (Rep. Sarah Anderson — Education expense credit and deduction provided to apply to expenditures prekindergarten…

The MSBA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate for strong public schools for all students. The MSBA Executive Committee is represented by President Kevin Donovan (Mahtomedi), Past President Walter Hautala (Mesabi…

The MSBA Board of Directors’ Executive Committee joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate for strong public schools for all students at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2015 Advocacy Institute. The MSBA Executive Committee is represented by…

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