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The Minnesota Department of Education’s School Finance Working Group is picking up the pace as it approaches finalizing their recommendations. The recommendations the group presented at its August 20 meeting include: Special Education: Reduce the special education funding cross-subsidy Simplify special education funding formulas Reform charter school tuition billing Increase…

The Minnesota Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee is meeting remotely at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 15, 2020) to review and discuss the SC7474-2 document — a bill draft “relating to education finance and policy; providing for school closures and other amendments due to COVID-19; clarifying the calculation of…

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is offering grant funds for accelerated learning or gifted programs. The deadline is Monday, August 28, to apply for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant Program. Visit https://w1.education.state.mn.us/EGMS/searchAllActiveGrants.do and select “COMPETITIVE GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT SUPPORT AND ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT GRANT” for the grant…

Source: Session Daily By Nick Longworth After weeks of debate over the best way to reduce the achievement gap through early learning opportunities, House and Senate conferees agreed on a proposal supporters say would provide increased funding for schools, but opponents warn falls short of intended objectives. Sponsored by Rep.…

The Education Finance Conference Committee held its third meeting on the Omnibus Education Finance Bill (HF 844) on Thursday. Visit http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89007 to view documents related to this bill. Chair Rep. Jenifer Loon asked for testimony on two topics that are important to the House — early learning scholarships and extended time revenue (which could change…

Allison Fetrow and Dean Eyler, citizen co-chairs of the Wayzata Public Schools’ Legislative Action Committee, wrote a great guest column published Tuesday in the Sun Sailor newspaper, “It is time to get serious about funding education.” Fetrow and Eyler call for a 3 percent increase on the per-pupil funding formula.…

Source: U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman Today Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), David McKinley (R-WV), Tim Walz (D-MN), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) reintroduced the bipartisan IDEA Full Funding Act. In 1975, Congress took the critical step of passing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),…

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